North Aurora police looking for girl who said she ran away from home

 
 
Updated 5/18/2019 4:26 PM

North Aurora police are asking the public for help in finding a girl, about 9 to 11 years old, who said she ran away from home and was looking for overnight shelter.

Police said in a news release that at about 1 p.m. Saturday, a child walking to a friend's house in the Timber Oaks subdivision was approached by the girl near Wildwood Drive and Eastview Road.

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The girl was described as white, with brown shoulder-length hair, and was wearing a light blue shirt and black stretch pants. She was carrying a purple and black backpack and a white plastic garbage bag, which appeared to have clothes inside.

The girl said she had run away and wanted to know if there was a shelter nearby where she could stay for the night, the release said.

The child did not recognize the girl, who ran north on Wildwood Drive. The child told an adult, who called police. Police responded at approximately 1:02 p.m. and checked the area but couldn't find the girl.

The North Aurora Police Department has not received any reports of missing children recently and is asking anyone with information to call (630) 897-8705.

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