Girl, 14, Missing From Belmont-Cragin Home

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police say a 14-year-old girl is missing from her home in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

As WBBM Newsradio’s David Roe reports, police say Destiny Ruiz was last seen getting ready for school Wednesday in the 2100 block of North Leamington Avenue.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s David Roe reports

Police say the girl left notes for her mother and father, assuring them that they should not worry about her, and that she needed to get certain things completed. Then she left for school, but never showed up.

Destiny Ruiz is Hispanic, standing 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 110 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, and a medium complexion. She has large, black-framed glasses and wears her hair spiked up.

She was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black hoodie, blue jeans and black gym shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Lakisha

    I want to say this young lady lives three minutes from my home. And it’s very sad to know that things happen in your own backyard and you will never know it. I pray to god that she returns to her parents & home safe and not harmed in Jesus name we pray amen ….

  • Michelle


    Has there been any updates on Destiny’s where abouts? I live within this neighborhood and am willing to help any way I can to bring Destiny home safe. Please keep me updated.


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