Missing Rantoul man has been located

Missing Rantoul man has been located

RANTOUL — A missing Rantoul man has been located.

Rantoul police said Diego Andres, who was reported missing by his family last week, is in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is safe.

Rantoul police Sgt. Justin Bouse said Andres was an illegal immigrant.

Additional information was unavailable.

Andres was last seen in the early morning hours of June 4 at his home in the 400 block of South Lincoln Street in Rantoul.

When his family returned at 3 p.m. that day, he was not home. Andres was expected at work June 6 at Solo Cup in Urbana but did not show up.

Rantoul police had alerted the media, asking that people be watching for Andres.

Andres, who is 51 and speaks only Spanish, is a native of Guatemala.


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GeneralLeePeeved wrote on June 12, 2012 at 7:06 am

Hey, Solo Cup, how come you're hiring illegal immigrants?  Someone has some explaining to do.

scollins4443 wrote on June 12, 2012 at 9:06 am
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Could this be why unemployment in the U.S. is so high! Hiring illegals with American born people out of work and this guy is working is beyond me. Maybe he has a green card but how can he get a job, not speak English, in custody by INS and no other information is available! Maybe a translator can explain to use why. lol  Maybe there are more immagrants here that are illegal and they are keeping this hush-hush. Just think if every company in the U.S. had one illegal immagrant the unemployment rate would be low. 

youlikeroses wrote on June 12, 2012 at 7:06 am

How has he been working at Solo Cup? Does this mean he's being sent back to Mexico?

Pat Nolan wrote on June 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

The fact that this man's family was not notified by Immigration & Customs shows the inhumane treatment undocumented workers face in the detention system.  Not having papers is not a criminal offense.