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Police: 3 of 6 teens missing from Syosset group home located

Quamell Epps-Jones, 14, left, Erica Rosado, 15, and

Quamell Epps-Jones, 14, left, Erica Rosado, 15, and Aleyah Park, 15, were among the six teenagers who left the Mercy First group home in Syosset about 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2017. Photo Credit: NCPD

Three of six teens who went missing from the Mercy First group home in Syosset last month have been located, according to Nassau County police.

Erica Rosado, 15, is the third to be located, police said in a Friday news release.

The other two who were located as of Aug. 28 were Quamell Epps-Jones, 14, and Kayla Alvarenga, 15, police said.

According to news releases, the six had disappeared from the Convent Road facility since 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and were last seen walking in an unknown direction.

“They just walked out” of one of the home’s doors, a police spokeswoman said.

She said missing persons detectives are investigating, but that it has been determined the teens are friends who left “as a group.”

Descriptions of most of the teens were released by police on Aug. 27:

Jeffrey Corbin, 15, stands 5-foot-4 and weighs 166 pounds.

Aleyah Park, 15, stands 5-foot-1 and weighs 112 pounds.

A description for Larod Jackson, 15, was not provided by authorities.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the teens to call the Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347 or 911. All callers will remain anonymous.

According to the Mercy First website, the human service agency is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 3,200 children and their families at locations in Long Island, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. The agency has two facilities on Long Island, in Syosset and West Hempstead, the website says.

Mercy First was founded in 1894 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Mary’s of the Angels Homes in Syosset and Angel Guardian Home in Brooklyn as sister orphanages and today offers care for youth who have been abused and neglected, have emotional problems, or are without families; as well as families coping with poverty, domestic violence, mental illness and substance abuse, the website says.

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