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Elgin police seeking missing autistic adult

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:12 p.m. CST
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Twenty-four-year -old Terrence Ivery is believed to have wandered away from his home in the 600 block of Packard Drive in Elgin at approximately 12:15 this afternoon.

ELGIN – The Elgin Police Department is asking for help from the community to locate a missing autistic adult.

Twenty-four-year -old Terrence Ivery is believed to have wandered away from his home in the 600 block of Packard Drive in Elgin at approximately 12:15 this afternoon.  

Ivery is autistic. He is described as male, black 6’00” and 240 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a dark-colored coat, black T-shirt and blue or black sweatpants and black dress shoes. Ivery walks on his tip-toes and carries his right arm as if it is in a sling, according to a news release.

Police were notified, and an immediate search was initiated. Ivery was observed in the downtown Bartlett area at approximately 1 p.m. He is originally from Chicago and has only lived in Elgin for the past four months, so he may be headed toward Chicago, according to the release. Ivery does not travel alone and will not be familiar with how to effectively use public transportation, states the release.

Volunteer groups have been activated to assist in the search. A “CodeRed” auto phone call has been sent out to more than 18,000 residents in an attempt to identify where Ivery currently is.

If an area resident sees Ivery, he or she is asked to call 911 immediately.  Any other information regarding this case can be directed to the Elgin Police Department non-emergency number at 847-289-2700. The city of Elgin will provide updates via the city website at www.cityofelgin.org, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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