A nationwide search has ended for a 14-year-old boy and his 13-year-old girlfriend who fled their Michigan homes in his parents' car nearly two weeks ago.
Braxton Wood, of Clare, and Jayden Thomas, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., were found Sunday in Chicago following a huge manhunt in the past 13 days.
Chuck Foreman, founder and CEO of the Center for Search and Investigations, confirmed the discovery and the fact that both teens are safe and sound.
Sneaking away from their homes and families on the morning of August 26, Wood and Thomas set out in the boy's mother's black 2005 Ford Explorer.
The duo had been dating six months and were due to start their freshman year at different high schools. Their parents reportedly would not let them be together.
They briefly broke up because of that, then took off for parts unknown, gaining national headlines and even the "Michigan Romeo & Juliet" moniker.
Foreman, whose non-profit missing children search organization had been assisting in the hunt for the teens, said they were located Sunday morning.
A Good Samaritan who heard about the case spotted the couple's broken-down vehicle in a Chicago-area neighborhood and notified local officials.
Sgt. Tim Edeling, of the Chicago Police Department, told ABC News that it is believed the teens drove directly from Michigan to the Chicago area.
They had been living in the SUV, "going to the local Starbucks and enjoying our lakefront," he said. Foreman said he is "very happy" for the teen's families.
"A lot of times these children are not found safe," he said after the rescue. "We are glad someone actually spotted their vehicle and made a call in."