Search Continues For Missing NIU Student
DEKALB (CBS) — Police are still searching for a Northern Illinois University freshman who has been missing since last week.
Antinette Keller, 18, of Plainfield, was last seen on Thursday. Keller had told friends that she was planning to go for a walk near the Junction Center shopping mall on West Lincoln Highway to take photographs.
“It makes me worried. It makes my whole family worried,” Amie Fischer, a friend of Toni’s, told CBS 2’s Mike Parker Monday evening. “Even people who didn’t know her are worrying because it could have been anyone.”
NIU police and volunteers have been combing the area in a desperate search. Volunteer Ben Yamamoto described the experience as “unsettling.”
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“You’re just walking through the woods hoping to find anything but there’s nothing out there,” he said.
According to the Daily Chronicle newspaper, Keller’s family expected her to come home to Plainfield for the weekend. When she did call to arrange for a ride, her family became concerned.
Keller is a white female, 5 feet 6 inches tall, approximately 130 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray jacket and a scarf and may have been carrying an art portfolio and professional-grade camera.
Anyone who may have seen Keller or having information about her whereabouts should call the NIU Dept. of Public Safety at (815) 753-1212.