Champaign Police Recover Abducted Teen
By Sean Powers and Jeff Bossert
The Champaign Police Department says a 13-year old has been recovered, and her alleged abductor is custody.
On Thursday at around 3:30pm, Cleo Younce, 13, was reported missing from her home in the 2400 block of Hathaway Drive in Champaign.
Police say Younce called her mother to report her own abduction, and was believed to be with Nicolas Hurley, 21, of Daleville, Ind.
Champaign Police said Younce and Hurley were acquiainted through family friends.
The state issued an Amber Alert for Younce about 11 a.m. Friday.
At 12:30 p.m., Illinois State Police announced Younce had been recovered and that Hurley was in custody. In a press release, Champaign Police said officers in Cape Girardeau, Missouri located Younce and Hurley coming out of a Wal-Mart store in the city. Hurley was arrested without incident.
Champaign Police said Cape Girardeau Police, the U.S. Marshall's Task Force, and Missouri State Police assisted in the investigation.