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Ecuador's President Says He Will Push for Oklahoma Teen's Return -- and That of "Dozens of Others" Missing

Oklahoma teen August Reiger disappeared from the Ecuadorean resort town of Banos on Father’s Day in June. On Tuesday, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa met with a representative of the Reiger family. The family said the South American leader made it his mission to find the teen and dozens of others missing in his country.

“Right now we're more optimistic than we have been in a long time because we had some wonderful news today,” the teen's aunt Cristi Reiger told KOCO’s Erielle Reshef.

Reiger said her nephew’s case has received international attention and commended local authorities for their response.

“We've had help from local authorities, police and governors from the different regions,” Reiger said. “Now with President Correa stepping up and wanting to make this his platform, which is a very bold move, we're so happy because we think that will help in finding August."

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