Desperation builds, Riverton teens still missing

Nov 18, 2021, 11:33 AM | Updated: Nov 22, 2021, 2:46 pm
Missing Riverton teenagers Ellie Droge and Ocean Pulley. Photo: Steven Anderson...
Missing Riverton teenagers Ellie Droge and Ocean Pulley. Photo: Steven Anderson

RIVERTON — Ellie Droge and Ocean Pulley reportedly never went to school at Oquirrh Hills Middle School Monday morning. The teenagers have not been seen since and their families are worried about them.

Security camera images of the Ellie Droge and Ocean Pulley the last time they were seen on school grounds. Photo: Riverton PD

Droge’s father, John Droge, said he and his wife found out about their daughter’s disappearance Monday afternoon. Droge’s mom contacted the school to find out when she should pick up her daughter from play practice. Instead of finding the answer to her question, Droge’s mom learned Ellie never showed up to class that day. 

Ellie Droge is described as around 5 feet 1 inches with light brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a brown V-neck shirt, blue jeans, and a cream hoody.

Ocean Pulley is blond with blue eyes and 5 feet 6 inches. He was last seen wearing a pink hoodie with a baseball jersey and a red Oakley baseball cap. 

Missing Riverton teenagers flyer.

The two are in a relationship. Wherever they’ve gone, Riverton Police Chief Jon Hutson asserted, they’re believed to have gone together.

Community joins together in the search

A public Facebook group has been made to help in the search. The group, titled “Find Ellie and Ocean,” is up to 1,500 members. The group is highly active with members contributing thoughts and prayers, concerned loved ones asking for help in the search, and updates. 

Riverton police asked the public to contact them at  (801) 840-4000 with any information on the whereabouts of Droge and Pulley. 

This is a developing story. More details to come. 

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