Update (6:07 a.m. June 26): Law enforcement agents found two teenagers reported missing from Taney County on June 24.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Hollister Police Department report that Ashlee Dean and Janet White were found safe and returned to their foster mother.

The Highway Patrol canceled its endangered person advisory for the two teens at 12:24 a.m.

Jamie White was arrested, and Christian County Jail records show she was brought to the jail in Ozark at approximately 11 p.m. June 25. She is currently being held without bond.

Original story

Southwest Missouri police are searching for two girls who are missing from a foster home who are believed to be traveling with their mother.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol shared an endangered person advisory for Ashlee Dean, 16, and Janet White, 14, at 11:18 p.m. June 24. The girls are believed to be traveling from Hollister in Taney County with their non-custodial mother, Jamie White, 39.

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office announced that Jamie White had been spotted in western Douglas County. She reportedly lives or had lived around Oldfield in a house off of State Route DD. The address given in a recent court case lists White living near Bruner and Elkhead in eastern Christian County.

Ashlee Dean is described as a white female, 5-foot-8, 165 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a maroon sweatshirt and a pair of jeans.

Janet White is a white female, 5-foot-8, 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing an olive green-colored shirt, a pair of shorts and flip flop sandals.

Jamie White is described by police as 5-foot-9, 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She is believed to be traveling with the girls in a gold 2006 Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

Anyone with information on the two girls is asked to call the Hollister Police Department at (417) 334-6565, or call the nearest law enforcement agency.

On June 25, the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed eight criminal charges against Jamie White. They include six class D felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two class C misdemeanor counts of violating the state education requirement for a child. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

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