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WATERLOO -- Three of six teenagers who ran away Thursday from Bremwood Lutheran Children's Home in Waverly have turned themselves into police.

One of them turned himself into the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo on Friday, and two reported to the Waterloo police station Saturday afternoon.

Friday morning, Waverly police say two cars were stolen near the Bremwood center at 111 Fourth St. N.E. 

Cory Stephens with the Waverly Police Department said one child was reported missing around midnight Thursday, and another five kids made it out of the building between 3 and 4 a.m.

Both cars were reported stolen from two residences in the same block two blocks away from the center. Bremwood staff told police the kids ran in the same direction the missing cars were reported stolen.

The cars have not been located, but police have entered them into a national database.

"We're hopeful that we'll find them in good shape. Abandoned somehwere would be the best case scenario," Stephens said.

He said one of the students he interviewed was not cooperative with police and said he had walked to Waterloo from Waverly and had not seen any of the other missing teens.

Stephens also noted Waverly police have received several calls in the last few weeks from Bremwood, many of them for assaults on staff members that have ended with serious injuries.

If you have information about the missing students, call the Waverly Police Department at 352-5400.

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