March 12, 2011 Family looking for missing teen
DANVILLE — A Schaumburg family is looking for a 19-year-old man who has been missing since Tuesday, and who may be in the Danville area.
Kevin G. Heinl was last seen Tuesday at his home in Schaumburg in Cook County. He was scheduled to start a new job at The Rainforest Café at the Woodfield Mall that day, but never showed up. His car, a silver Honda Civic, was found near Attica, Ind., on Tuesday night, his family said in an e-mail.
The family said he may be having a bi-polar episode and may be of danger to himself.
Nancy Heinl, his mother, said Saturday night, “We’re very concerned about him. He’s never done anything like this before. I don’t think he’d leave his car in the middle of a cornfield.”
The car was found north of Interstate-74 with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. A deputy with the Fountain County, Ind., Sheriff’s Department said it’s been impounded.
Heinl said her son was wearing a dark hoodie, royal blue sweater, blue jeans and gym shoes, and was carrying a blue bag over his shoulder. She suspects he may have hitched a ride to Danville.
Also, his cell phone was turned off until Friday. Through text messages, someone in Danville said that he or she had bought the phone.
The young man now has no car, no phone and no credit cards, so the family believes he may be on foot in the Danville area.
Heinl said, “I’m trying to stay positive. Every day that goes by is difficult.”
She added that he has ADD, but is not on medication, and he has been acting peculiarly the last couple of weeks. His friends also don’t know where he is, and are using Facebook to try to reach him.
The family is working with Cook County investigators.
Nathan Camer, an investigator with Cook County, said Saturday night that there were no new leads, and that his department is working with Fountain County.
Anyone with information should call Cook County investigations at (708) 865-4896 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.