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Missing teen believed to be in Texas

Christin Swenson and Wade James Swenson

Police now believe a missing 17-year-old last seen in Red Wing may be in Texas and authorities have alerted the U.S. Border Patrol.

The Isanti County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Christin Bernice Swenson's ATM card was used in Kilgore, Texas. Authorities were alerted Wednesday that a transaction was made with her ATM card in Kansas.

Meanwhile, authorities also are looking for Christin Swenson's first cousin, Wade James Swenson, 38.

Police suspect the two are traveling together. Isanti County authorities are awaiting surveillance tape from where the ATM card was used to confirm that suspicion.

Authorities have been searching for Christin Swenson since Tuesday. She was last seen at the Econofoods in downtown Red Wing Monday night.

The 17-year-old is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing 105 pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes. She was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu four-door, pewter in color, with Minnesota license UGA 376.

Christin Swenson's mother, Mary Swenson of North Branch, Minn., told authorities her daughter works weekends in Red Wing. Police aren't sure where she stayed when in Red Wing.

Wade Swenson's last known address was N1368 790th St., Hager City. Lt. Dennis Sorenson of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said Swenson has left his home.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Christin Swenson was interviewed last week regarding an assault crime.

Meanwhile Wade Swenson has three outstanding warrants from Pierce County, Sorenson said. Two of the warrants are for misdemeanors and one is for felony theft by fraud from February 2007.

Call the Isanti County Sheriff's Office with any information on the case at (763) 689-2141.