April 13, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
A 17-year old missing Lakeview, Oregon girl was found safe Sunday afternoon, April 13, after she contacted a local law enforcement officer in Lakeview. She was unharmed and was being sought by Oregon State Police (OSP) and local law enforcement agencies since Friday when she was reported missing. Detectives have notified her family.
Earlier in the day, KENNETH TURKLE, age 42, a former Lake County deputy, turned himself in at the Lake County Jail on an outstanding warrant issued Saturday for his arrest related to an OSP investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with the girl.
OSP detectives are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Lake County District Attorney's Office.