Police and the FBI were asking for help from the public Monday night in finding a teenage girl they say was kidnapped in the LaSalle County city of Peru.
Police, FBI Ask For Help From The Public After They Say Girl Was Kidnapped In Peru, IllinoisPolice and the FBI were asking for help from the public Monday night in finding a teenage girl they say was kidnapped in the LaSalle County city of Peru.
Around 5:05 a.m., a resident near 7th and Plum streets in Peru called 911 after reporting hearing a girl screaming for help. The girl is believed to be 14 to 16 years old, the FBI said.
Peru police said physical evidence at the scene showed the girl was taken against her will. The FBI reported multiple witnesses reported two men forcing the girl into the vehicle as she screamed or yelled.
The FBI described the vehicle as a white pickup truck with a topper. Police have released surveillance images.
The FBI is looking for a teenage girl who was kidnapped off the street in Peru, Illinois.
FBI says teen girl kidnapped off street in Peru, IllinoisA teenage girl was kidnapped off the street in Peru, Illinois Monday morning, the FBI said.
The incident occurred at about 5:05 a.m. near the intersection of Plum and 7th streets in the town of Peru, which is about 100 miles southwest of Chicago.
The FBI released surveillance images of the truck they believe was involved, which authorities said may be a white Ford Excursion. That model was made between 1999 and 2005 and resembles a pickup.
"The Peru Police Department, as well as our FBI agents who have gone down there, are combing the area right now looking for additional witnesses, video surveillance in all of its forms - from businesses, perhaps neighbors - so that we can get the clearest images that are available," FBI Special Agent & Public Affairs Officer Siobhan Johnson said.