BATAVIA – A 68-year-old Batavia man, who had been missing since Monday, was reunited with his family on Tuesday afternoon.
Peter A. Maloney was found at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on a Metra train that was traveling from West Chicago to Chicago, according to a news release issued by the Batavia Police Department. Police said he was found by "a good samaritan."
Police said the person who found Maloney had noted that Maloney "appeared lost and tired."
"The person asked him his name, and he told them it was Peter Maloney," the release stated. "The person asked if he was lost, and he replied yes. The person then gave their cellphone to Mr. Maloney, who in turn called his family in Batavia. The good samaritan then stayed with Mr. Maloney at the train station until family members arrived."
Police said family members stated that Maloney had become lost. He boarded the wrong train after arriving at Union Station on an Amtrak train, then boarded the Metra train out of the Ogilve Station to West Chicago. Police said Maloney spent the night outside on the platform.
According to the release, Maloney boarded the inbound Metra train in West Chicago. He was uninjured when he was reunited with his family.
Earlier Tuesday, police issued a news release asking for the public's help in finding Maloney. They said he last was seen boarding the Amtrak train at 10:14 a.m. Monday in Champaign.