Police explain delay in issuing AMBER Alert for missing Dolton teen on Monday – NBC Chicago

New information is emerging in the story of a young girl who was allegedly abducted on Monday, with police now saying they know at least one of the suspects in the case.

According to authorities in the suburb of Dolton, the 14-year-old girl texted her father on Monday afternoon to say she was in a vehicle at a restaurant in White Castle with “people she doesn’t didn’t know”.

She then told her father that the individuals “wanted money” and the police were dispatched to the restaurant.

Before they arrived, the girl’s father saw the vehicle, and as she tried to get out, the vehicle drove away from the restaurant.

Police eventually found the vehicle and chased it, but lost sight of it near 87e Street exit onto the incoming Dan Ryan Freeway. An Illinois State Police cruiser was seen damaged at the scene after the chase drove through the area.

About eight hours later, an AMBER alert was issued for the girl. Police now say the delay happened because investigators learned the girl knew at least one of the people she was with in the vehicle, but the decision was made to raise the alert “because the minor did not immediately show up,” according to police.

Just after 2 a.m., the suspect vehicle, along with the girl and two other people, was located in the 13100 block of South Champlain in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood of Chicago.

According to the police, two minors, whom the girl both knew, were taken into custody. She was returned to her parents at this time.

Authorities also say the girl “did not provide any information” when questioned by detectives.

No charges have yet been formally filed and an investigation is still ongoing.

NBC Chicago

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button