The Will County Sheriff's Office received a call last night at 9:45pm from Naperville Police requesting the Sheriff's Office to conduct a welfare check on a 16 year old male subject who lives on Beaver Den Trail in Homer Glen (Hidden Valley Subdivision). Deputies were advised that the young man had been at church classes in Naperville with his mother when he left in the car and did not return. A deputy arrived at the residence where the young man appeared calm, spoke with the deputy, and was at the kitchen table doing his homework. When the deputy stepped outside to report that the young man was fine the young man left the residence out a side door and sped off in the vehicle. He then crashed the vehicle about two blocks away at Beaver Den Trail and Oak Valley and took off running.
Several deputies arrived on scene and conducted a search of the neighborhood and nearby forest preserve. Homer Fire personnel arrived and searched the area with their infrared equipment. K-9 units arrived from Orland Park Police. The search continued through most of the night and this morning the Will County Emergency Management Agency arrived on scene. They have called in their volunteers for assistance. An automated Citizens Alert has been dispatched to homes within a three mile radius. Further agencies have been contacted and are expected to arrive soon.
The missing 16 year old male is described as white, 5'11" and 130 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing basketball type pants and a gray hoodie. If anyone has any information or sees this young man, please call 911 or 815-727-8575.
No other details are available at this time. An update will be given when appropriate. -end-