FOUND: 13-year-old took Uber to meet non-custodial father at Interstate 35

- UPDATE: The missing 13-year-old boy, Jenup Chop, was found safe, the Carver County Sheriff's Office announced late Monday afternoon.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a statewide alert for a missing 13-year-old boy. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office believes Jenup Stephen Chop left his home in Carver, Minn. at 3 a.m. Monday in an Uber.

According to the sheriff, Janup was dropped off at Highway 60 and Interstate 35, where it is believed he met up with his non-custodial father, 43-year-old Stephen Gatrek Chop.

Stephen Chop may be driving a silver 2006 Nissan Altima with Minnesota plate 374JZY. There are ties to the Austin area and possibly Owatonna, according to the alert. 

Janup is described as 6’00”, 135 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. If you think you have seen Stephen or Janup, please contact the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at 952-361-1231 or dial 911. 
 

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