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Police seek help in missing teenager investigation

Taylor Charles (Provided by Carbondale Police Department)

Taylor Charles (Provided by Carbondale Police Department)

By Daily Egyptian Staff

Update: Carbondale police have recovered Charles in Olney. He was in good health, police said Friday afternoon. 

Police are searching for a teenager missing since Tuesday morning after he was last seen in southeast Carbondale, according to a news release.

The Carbondale Police Department received the report of a missing person about 10:50 a.m.Tuesday. Tyler Charles, 16, was last seen in the 1000 block of East Park Street about five minutes earlier, according to the release.


Charles was last seen wearing a blue and gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Police described him as a white male, about 5’03” tall, weighing about 120 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Carbondale police at (618) 457-3200 or the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677).

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

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