Suspect Scott Chandler. Courtesy/amberalert.com
An Amber Alert has been issued for nine boys who went missing overnight from the Tierra Blanca Youth Ranch in Sierra County New Mexico.
It is believed that these boys are in danger due to the circumstances involving this abduction. Reports indicate that this southern New Mexico ranch program for troubled teens is under a state investigation into allegations that ranch residents were shackled and beaten by staff members.
The missing boys include Charlie Lamb, 13, Mayson Myers, 13, Michael Rozell, 15, Ryan Sibbett, 16, Peter Adams, 16, Evan Kogler, 16, David Easter, 17, Bryce Hall, 17, and Oscar Ruiz, 17. They were last seen with staff member Scott Chandler.
Anyone with information about these missing boys should immediately call the New Mexico State Police at 575.835.0741.