Teens escape from Aurora facility for at-risk youth

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Jorge Riveria-Ruiz. Credit: Aurora police

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AURORA, Colo. — Authorities are trying to track down two teenagers who escaped from a facility for at-risk youth in Aurora.

The Aurora Police Department said Thursday afternoon that Jorge Riveria-Ruiz escaped from the Jefferson Hills facility on Tuesday. The center is located at 1290 S. Potomac St.

Riveria-Ruiz is described as a Hispanic male who is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds.

Authorities did not say why Riveria-Ruiz was at the facility.

Jacob Handley, 18, also escaped. However, officials did not have a photograph of Handley available.

The teens were last seen heading south toward the Florida Avenue light rail station.

Anyone who sees them is asked to call 911.

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