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Glen Carbon police ask for help in finding man who tried to abduct 13-year-old girl

More than 600,000 people go missing every year

According to statistics from the National Missing and Unidentified Person system, more than 600,000 people go missing ever year in the United States.
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According to statistics from the National Missing and Unidentified Person system, more than 600,000 people go missing ever year in the United States.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man they say tried to abduct a 13-year-old girl in Glen Carbon.

About 3 p.m. on Monday, the girl was walking home from a bus stop on Cottonwood Trace Drive when a white four-door car pulled up next to her, a news release from Glen Carbon Patrol Commander Lt. Wayne White stated. The girl told police that a man around the ages of 20 to 30 rolled down his window and ordered her into the vehicle.

The girl told police she screamed and ran from the scene. According to the release, the driver did not attempt to exit his car or use force against the child. No one was injured during the incident.

There have been no other reports of attempted kidnappings in Glen Carbon recently, the release stated.

“The Glen Carbon Police Department takes reports of this nature extremely seriously and a full investigation is being conducted,” White wrote.

Anyone with information can call the police department at 618-288-7226.

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Hana Muslic has been covering breaking news and crime for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.


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