Police, volunteers to canvass Dolton area for missing teen

2013-03-29T13:56:00Z 2013-03-29T22:56:05Z Police, volunteers to canvass Dolton area for missing teenTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 29, 2013 1:56 pm  • 

DOLTON | On Monday, the Dolton Police Department, community volunteers and the family of 19-year-old Austin Battle will canvass the Dolton area in search of the missing teen.

Detectives have assembled a team of 20 community members who will walk the streets of Dolton and pass out missing person fliers, according to a news release from the village. Canvassers will meet at noon at the Dolton Police Department, at 14030 Park Ave.

Battle was last seen March 19 at Sibley Boulevard and Burnham Avenue in Calumet City. Battle made a call to his father about 6 p.m. asking to be picked up from that location. That was the last time anyone heard from him. When his father went to pick him up, Battle was nowhere to be found.

Battle’s cellphone records indicate there has been no activity since that last call made to his father. Dolton police also contacted the Cook County medical examiner's office, which had no possible matches or results.

The police are asking for assistance from the public in finding Battle, who is 19 years old and 5 foot 11 inches tall. When last seen he was wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans and black boots. Battle is a graduate of Thornridge High School. He also attended South Suburban College and is known for having bouts of depression.

Those with information about Battle are asked to contact Dolton Police Department's Cmdr. Harry Blaundin at (708) 841-2533 or (708) 201-3211.

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