FBI joins search for missing N. Chicago boy

  • Damari Perry

    Damari Perry

ABC 7 Chicago
Updated 1/7/2022 11:47 PM

The FBI has joined a multidepartment search for a 6-year-old North Chicago boy who they said went missing under "unusual circumstances."

Authorities would not confirm a WGN report Friday night that the boy's body had been found.


Damari Perry was reported missing shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday but was last seen between 5 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Damari is described as a Black boy, standing 4 feet tall and weighing 40 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, camouflage pants and black gym shoes.

North Chicago police said Damari and his 16-year-old sister were driven to a party in the Skokie area by a Black woman known only as "Monique" and a Black man known as "Wacko" or "Chaos."

Police said Monique was driving a black Nissan four-door sedan with a dent on the front passenger's-side door and tinted front windows. Perry's sister described the apartment building where the party took place as possibly a three-story yellow building with an exposed stairway, according to North Chicago police.

Perry's sister told police she had several drinks at the party and then fell asleep. She said she awoke about two hours later to find Damari and "Wacko" were no longer there. She was driven back to North Chicago by Monique, police said.

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Police described Monique as a Black woman, approximately 20 years old, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a 6-year-old son, Tatum.

"Wacko" is described as a Black male, approximately 22 years old with a dark complexion, thin build and short braids or dreadlocks.

Police said he has a tattoo with cursive writing above one of his eyebrows.

If you have any information about the case, call the North Chicago Police Department at (847) 596-8740. You can also call the Skokie Crime Tip Hotline at (847) 933-8477.

You can send a tip to Skokie police 24 hours a day by texting "Skokie" and your tip to 226787.

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