UPDATE: Police late Thursday afternoon reported Emily Rivera, 9, has been found safe.


(STMW) — Police issued an alert after a 9-year-old girl did not return to her Hermosa neighborhood home from school Thursday afternoon on the Northwest Side.

Emily Rivera is a student at William Nixon Elementary School at 2121 N. Keller Ave., and was last seen about 12:30 p.m., Chicago Police said in a missing person alert.

Emily was walking from school to her home in the 2300 block of North Kenneth Avenue, but never arrived, police said.

She is described as a 4-foot-8, 110-pound Hispanic girl with brown eyes and an olive complexion, police said. She was last seen wearing navy blue Capri pants and carrying a small “High School Musical” purse, police said.

She has not been reported missing before.

Anyone with information should call the Area North Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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