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UPDATED: Missing 12-Year-Old Palatine Girl

Palatine Police continue to look for Lilyann Tamez, a 12-year-old Palatine girl last seen wearing a red and black coat, red jeans and red boots.

UPDATED: Friday, January 25 at 9:10 p.m.

Palatine police are looking for 12-year-old Lilyann Tamez, who is believed to be a runaway. [picture to the right-click on police press release]. 

Tamez lives in the 0-100 block of N. Greenwood Avenue. 

Police say Tamez reportedly told friends she attended Winston Campus with on Thursday she planned on running away after school; she also showed them a bag packed with clothing. 

Tamez's parents contacted Palatine Police at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, January 24 when she didn't make it home from school.

Since then the 12-year-old has reportedly been seen in the area of Rand Road between Dundee Road, near Route 53 and near the Ports O'Call apartments, police say.  

Palatne Police are continuing to search the area to bring Tamez home. 

Lilyann Tamez is white/Hispanic, 12-years-old, and stands four feet nine inches and weighs roughly 95 pounds. Her hair is black and it has red streaks in it.

She was last seen wearing a red and black coat, red jeans and red boots, and was carrying a multi-colored backpack. 

Anyone who has information or who knows the whereabouts of Lilyann is asked to call Palatine police immediately at 847-359-9000.

Earlier:

Palatine Police have issued a missing child alert for a 12-year-old girl named Lilyann Tamez. 

Lilyann is white/Hispanic, has black hair with red streaks, is four feet nine inches tall and weighs 95 pounds, according to Palatine police. 

The girl was last seen wearing a red coat, red jeans and red boots and carrying a multi-colored backpack. 

Anyone who has information or knows the whereabouts of Lilyann is asked to call Palatine police immediately at 847-359-9000.

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RidgewayVol January 26, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Why is everyone so scared to identify the race or ethnicity of a person? The description given is almost useless without one of the more readily apparent identifying features of a person.
RidgewayVol January 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM
That said, I do hope and pray for her speedy and safe return home.
joy January 26, 2013 at 12:59 AM
And she looks like....??? What am i looking for?
Shawn Jackson January 26, 2013 at 01:07 AM
From what I have heard that is all the police have released and it is pretty evident by the description that she should stand out especially in this weather.
Melanie Santostefano (Editor) January 26, 2013 at 02:00 AM
Hi there, I just got a return call from police and added the additional information in, that this young girl was white/Hispanic and that she was carrying a multi-colored backpack. I will update as more information becomes available. Thanks for reading. Melanie
m January 26, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Is there an Amber alert. Nothing on my tv yetand it beeps for one. Get an Amber Alert out in the Public asap
Valsy January 26, 2013 at 02:42 AM
Or maybe they found her??? Why don't you post a picture?
Angela Santoro January 26, 2013 at 03:33 AM
Prayers for her safe return....this one is hitting close to home
Chicago Food Guy January 26, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Hmm, 24 hours later? Are we still in the dark ages with reporting missing children? wow.
Denielle s January 26, 2013 at 05:25 AM
Lili is still missing there is a picture up shes very thin,black hair...her grandma an other family members are passing out flyers with tears just falling down there faces! :( PLEASE IT COULD BE ANY OF OUR CHILDREN! Shes only 12! She could be wearing other clothes she had other clothes with her!Left her cell at hone in the morning before she went to school,she wasnt acting any diferent at school left to walk home from school as normal and NEVER CAME HOME!:(
Lbee January 26, 2013 at 12:26 PM
In order to issue an Amber Alert, a confirmed abduction must have taken place. However, runaways are vulnerable to exploitation, so even without an Amber Alert, this should be taken seriously.
edgar January 26, 2013 at 01:48 PM
My prayers go out to the family of this young girl and for the girls safe return. The father is a co worker of mine and all of us at work are with Jorge.
L January 26, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Prayers answered. http://palatine.patch.com/articles/missing-palatine-girl-found-safe-early-saturday-morning?ncid=newsltuspatc00000003
Craig Apelbaum January 27, 2013 at 05:12 AM
It`s a horrible thing for anybody to be kidnapped. Especially if it`s a child that has been kidnapped.

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