Champaign police investigate reported abduction

Champaign police investigate reported abduction

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are investigating a reported abduction of a 13-year-old girl.

Spokeswoman Rene Dunn said police got a report at 3:28 p.m. Thursday that the girl was missing from her home in the 2400 block of Hathaway Drive.

Dunn said police were told the girl left her home at 12:30 p.m. to go for a walk. About 3:15 p.m., the girl called her mother to tell her that she had been abducted.

"Since receiving the report, detectives have been working on this case and have developed information that (the girl)  is in the company of Nicholas R. Hurley, 21, of Daleville, Ind." Dunn said in a written statement. "Detectives have developed information to indicate that (the two) are acquainted with each other through family friends."

Police described Hurley as a 21-year-old white male. He is 6 feet, 8 inches tall; weighs 295 pounds; and has brown eyes and brown hair.

According to Dunn, police detectives think Hurley was driving a bronze 2000 Chevrolet Suburban with Indiana license plates 261CTD.

Dunn said Hurley is wanted for questioning in connection to the abduction.

Police said anyone who sees the girl, Hurley or the bronze Suburban should call 911. Dunn said police detectives think the vehicle may still be in the Champaign-Urbana area.

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