The Orofino Police Department is continuing to investigate the disappearance of Perez. Meanwhile, the investigation continues and police say Imel may also face a criminal charge. A tip led police to the location. The owner of the home, 26-year-old Tyson Imel, may be charged for helping Perez, police said.
Perez's tuxedo jacket, one shoe and his broken cellphone were recovered near the vehicle of a relative who drove the teen to the prom.
17-year-old Kristian Perez has been found safe and is back home with his family, according to the Orofino Police Department.
A canine tracking team was able to follow Perez's scent from where the prom took place at the National Guard Armory westward to a nearby parking lot along U.S. Highway 12, but the track was lost there, a previous news release stated. Again, if you have information, contact Orofino Police at 208-476-5551. It is believed Kristian may have gotten into a vehicle there. Perez had last been heard from at 9:32 p.m., who had advised his mother he had left the Orofino High School prom. Lewiston Police Department is following up on that sighting.
The teen missing out of Orofino was located early Tuesday morning.