Two Oak Park teens missing for several days found in South Bend, Ind.


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By Jean Lotus

Forest Park Review Editor

Two Oak Park high school students, boyfriend and girlfriend, missing for several days were found in South Bend, Indiana, the mother of one of the teens said. Dylan Barnett, 17, and Kelai Richardson, 15, disappered Jan. 5. 

Oak Park police posted the teens' photos on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website. 

According to Beki Barnett, Dylan's mother, a housekeeper at an Indiana hotel saw an alert with a photo on Facebook and recognized the young couple. Oak Park police drove to South Bend and collected the pair. 



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Jeana Salomone-Reisig from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: January 12th, 2015 6:22 PM

I saw on Facebook that they have been found safe in Indiana. Social media played a critical role, when someone ID'd them after having seen them on Facebook.


Posted: January 12th, 2015 9:23 AM

It is important for the missing teens safety that their friends assist the parents and police in bringing them home. Someone close to both knows their location and plans and now out of a sense of loyalty is remaining silent. Don't make that mistake and allow this difficult situation to end tragically. Help now!

Tammy Schulz from Oak Park  

Posted: January 11th, 2015 9:21 PM

Praying for a safe return for both...

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