Vigil held for missing Westland teens last seen in Detroit

Published On: Jul 26 2012 10:58:26 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2012 10:41:21 PM EDT

They have not been seen since Sunday in Detroit.


Friends, family and police are continuing a rally to find two missing teens from Westland.

Eighteen-year-old Jacob Kudla and his friend, 17-year-old Jourdan Bobbish, were last seen Sunday night when they left the Detroit home of Kudla's uncle.

Family members say the boys haven't been heard from since then.

Detroit police impounded Kudla's 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier that was found Monday in Detroit. Its sound system had been removed. Two men are in custody for the theft but police have not said they are related to the teens' disappearance.

A prayer vigil was held Thursday night at Livonia Churchill High School. More than 200 people gathered with candles burning to join in prayer for the two teens to return home safely.

"I don't know what to say," said Mike Bobbish, Jourdan's father. "I don't know what to say. It's humbling. It gives you hope and energy."

Updates on search gatherings can be found on a Facebook group that has been created: Help the Cause: Find Jourdan Bobbish and Jake Kudla

$25,000 reward being offered in search for Westland teens

A $25,000 reward is being offered. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 313-596-5240. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAKUP.

"Even when I'm out handing out fliers in some of the scariest neighborhoods in the world, the people are so warm. They're rooting for you. They're looking for you," said Mike Bobbish.

Hundreds gathered Thursday night for a prayer vigil at a Livonia high school.


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