The investigation of a New Jersey man who has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of a 6-year-old boy 33 years ago in New York City has offered a measure of hope to families of missing children in Illinois.
Four years ago Sunday, a 14-year-old Austin High School student disappeared from her home. Saturday, more than 50 family members, police, community residents and ministers joined in prayers for her return.
A few West Side ministers and about a dozen other supporters met with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy about a teenage girl who has been missing for nearly four years.
Chicago police were hoping an age-enhanced photo of a girl who has been missing for more than three years will help them track down her whereabouts.