1 arrested after missing Gunnison teen found in Cedar City

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GUNNISON, Sanpete County — Police have arrested one person and plan to charge others in connection with a case involving Lindsey Pearson, a teenager from Gunnison who went missing on Thursday.

Pearson, 17, was found safe on Friday at some off-campus apartments near Southern Utah University in Cedar City, according to a Gunnison Valley Police Department press release.

Police returned Pearson safely to a family member who lives in Centerfield late Friday night.

Pearson had gotten off work around 9 p.m. on Thursday and had gone to a local seminary building to use the wifi and make a cell phone call. Police believe she then rode her bike to the Gunnison High School football field and met with adult suspects, according to the release.

Pearson then got into a car with the adult suspects and left the area, leaving her bike at the football field. Police are still investigating who Pearson called and who the conspirators are in the case, the release said.

Police said the conspirators concocted a “complicated scheme” and were trying to hide Pearson in Cedar City.

FBI agents from the Provo and St. George field offices assisted with the case, along with Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office and the SUU Police Department, according to the release.

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