South Elgin teen girl reported missing
A 17-year-old girl from South Elgin has been missing since Friday, and her mother and police are asking the public to help find her.
Kianna Galvin, 17, left her house around 12:30 p.m. Friday when she told her sister she was going to Concord Park in South Elgin and would be back in a couple of hours, her mother Fiona Galvin said.
She left her purse, wallet, phone charger and makeup at home, all things she would take if she expected to be gone long, her mother said.
"She's in some way, shape or form been abducted," Galvin said. "She would never, on Mother's Day, not contact me in any way, shape or form, if she had the opportunity."
South Elgin police are investigating, Sgt. Mike Flaningam said. "I am actively following all the leads that I've got."
Kianna is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 146 pounds, has brown eyes and brown hair. She has a tattoo on her left wrist of a heart, pulse sign and cross, and was last seen wearing a black tank top.
Galvin said her daughter's last post on Facebook was just after noon on Friday, and made a reference to getting strength and courage from her parents. Kianna also has been quiet on Snapchat, which is unlike her.
Kianna had a prepaid cellphone, whose company said they couldn't get a signal ping and couldn't get a GPS location after 2 p.m. Friday, her mother said.
Galvin said she last saw her daughter about 7 a.m. Friday before going to work and everything seemed normal. "We had gone shopping on Thursday and bought steaks. She was going to cook on Mother's Day."
Galvin said she texted and called her daughter Friday evening and all day Saturday, and woke up Sunday with a bad feeling.
Kianna occasionally has stayed at a friend's house for the night, but has never been gone so long before, and her friends say they have no clue where she is, Galvin said.
Kianna last week lost her full-time housekeeping job at a rehab center for the elderly in South Elgin, her mother said.
Mother and daughter forged a close bond after having "issues" until about three years ago. Kianna went to live with her father in Rockford for a year, then returned to South Elgin and earned her GED, her mother said.
"She has a bubbly personality," Galvin said. "Anybody that ever encounters her, she's a very lovable kid."
Anyone with information is asked to contact South Elgin police at (847) 741-2151.