Family Of Woman Who Disappeared 5 Years Ago Grateful Teen Found Safe

Tuesday, February 23rd 2021, 4:44 pm

STIDHAM, Okla. -

A 13-year-old boy from Stidham who was missing for more than 18 hours is safe this afternoon. 

Ethan McIntosh's mom Peggy McGuire disappeared in 2015 and for Peggy's family, the search for Ethan brought them an unsettling and familiar feeling. 

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Peggy's family said they feel so relieved that Ethan is safe. Peggy's cousin Elizabeth Leeper said she’s so grateful the search for Ethan has a happy ending.  

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Leeper said she just wants Ethan to know how loved he is and how hard everyone was working to find him. She said this entire ordeal was heart-wrenching. 

"I mean it's a nightmare. I woke up this morning, I had my phone on silent and nobody could get ahold of me, I'm just, I'm sick," she said. 

Leeper said she is so thankful to law enforcement and all the volunteers for their hard work making sure Ethan was found safe.