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Runaway teenager sought by Carbondale police

Cassandra R. Brooks (Provided by Carbondale police)

Cassandra R. Brooks (Provided by Carbondale police)

By Daily Egyptian Staff

Update: The teenager missing in this case returned home Wednesday, police said Friday.

Carbondale police are asking for help in finding a teenager missing since Sunday, according to a news release from the department.

Cassandra R. Brooks, 17, was last seen at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of South Illinois Avenue. Police received a missing persons report that day at 6:20 p.m., according to the release.   

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Brooks is believed to frequent 700 S. Lewis Lane,  the 500 block of East Sycamore Street and the city of Carterville. She is described by police as a black female weighing about 140 pounds and standing at about 5-foot-4.

Brooks has brown eyes, black hair and metal braces on her teeth.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on Brooks’ whereabouts to notify Carbondale police at (618) 457-3200 or call the anonymous tip line at (618) 687-2677.

The Daily Egyptian’s campus desk can be reached at 618-536-3397 or [email protected].


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