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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Missing Juvenile Runaway Investigation – Recovered

On 05-19-21, City of Carbondale police officers learned Esperanza Slattery, 15 of Carbondale, has been successfully recovered in Cahokia, Illinois. She was found to be safe and in good health.   We thank the community for your assistance with this investigation.

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The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile reported on 05-13-21, Esperanza Slattery, age 15, of Carbondale. Slattery, pictured below, was last reported to have been seen on 05-13-21 in Nashville, Illinois.  Slattery is described as 4’10” tall, weighing 120 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Slattery should contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200. The investigation is ongoing and active.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

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