Sturgeon Couple Arrested After Missing Teen Found In Their Home

(Audrain County Jail Mugshots of Rachel Linder and Damian Linder of Sturgeon)

A missing teen has been found safe and a Sturgeon couple is facing charges related to assisting and concealing the juvenile from authorities and non-custodial family members.

According to a press release from the Audrain County Sheriff’s office deputies from their office and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a house in the 100 block of East Canada Street in Sturgeon on July 14, 2023.

During the search 15-year-old Dale Linder was found safe. The teen was reported as a runaway juvenile to authorities on July 4, 2023.

As a result of the investigation, 40-year-old Damian Linder and 38-year-old Rachel Linder of Sturgeon were arrested for Felony Interference with Custody.

Both were taken to the Audrain County Jail, where they remain incarcerated pending the formal charges of the Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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