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Missing Valley teens found safe one week after walking off

16-year-olds Mason Palmer and Eliza Jones have not been seen since running away from Campo Verde High School last Friday.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Gilbert police said they found Mason Palmer and Eliza Jones safe one week after they ran away. 

Both families confirm the two 16-year-olds were found in Casa Grande Friday.

The two kids started to date last month. Both mothers said the relationship seemed to begin normally.

“It seemed like a typical relationship for the most part," Margaret Poling, Eliza's mom, said.

“Typical teenage first love,” said Mason's mom Whitney Palmer.

However, they would not be able to see each other as much over the summer as they hoped.

On May 19, the teens left Campo Verde High School after telling friends they were running away.

The week that followed included a constant stressful search from the families. 

Neither Mason nor Eliza had cell phones, driver's licenses, or access to a bank account.

“You have to act on everything. We heard they were at Einstein's, so we went to Einstein's. I'm looking for cameras. I'm looking for witnesses,” said Regan Poling, Eliza's dad.

“I just want to know where you are. I want to know, just give me a sign that you are OK,"  Whitney Palmer told 12News Thursday. 

 Now both kids will return to their parents, thankful to have them home. 

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