NORTH AURORA – North Aurora police are trying to locate a missing developmentally disabled woman, Anna M. Small-Tuttle, 19, who first walked away from a transport van on May 2, then was last seen in the emergency room at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, the release stated.
Small-Tuttle is a ward of the state and currently in residential care at Maryville Academy in Bartlett.
Small-Tuttle was under the care of two youth care workers when she exited the vehicle that she was being transported in at the intersection of Orchard Road and Oak Street in North Aurora at 2:20 p.m. May 2, according to a news release.
An extensive search of nearby neighborhoods and businesses was conducted, but Small-Tuttle was not located. She does not have a cell phone, nor does she have any friends or family in the North Aurora area, the release stated.
On May 3, at approximately 3 to 3:30 p.m., Small-Tuttle checked into the emergency room at Presence Mercy Center in Aurora under the name Anna Tuttle, but no one knows where she went after she was discharged, the release stated.
In an email, police stated that she might have a minor foot injury, as the reason why she might have gone to the emergency room.
Small-Tuttle is listed as 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighs 217 pounds, has short dark hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark gray T-shirt, black pants and a black foot brace.
She is known to use Small, Tuttle, and Small-Tuttle, as her surname.
This case remains under investigation by the North Aurora Police Department. Anyone with information about Small-Tuttle is asked to call the Investigations Division at 630-897-8705, ext. 610. Anonymous tips may be left by calling the same number and choosing option 3.