Evanston Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing and possibly endangered teenage girl.

The missing juvenile, Alishianna A. Harris, age 17, was last seen in the afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 4, after leaving her home in the 1600 block of Thelin Court.

Police say Harris is developmentally and intellectually delayed and functions at the level of a 6 or 7 year old. She does not have any money, credit cards or a cellular phone in her possession, but knows how to use public transportation, especially the Chicago Transit Authority “L” train.  

Harris is described as 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighing 210 pounds, with black hair with honey highlights, medium complexion, with a half-inch scar above her left eye. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie with fur, beige T-shirt and beige camouflage pants.  

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 and ask for the juvenile detective bureau or utilize Text-A-Tip atCRIMES (274637) and entering EPDTIP in the message line with the tip information.

Update 9:25 p.m.: Evanston police say Harris was located in good health tonight in Midlothian, Illinois, by police there after they were contacted by a concerned citizen.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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