UPDATE: Maya White, Elijah Williams Found: Missing Teen, Toddler Located

06/10/2011 05:12 pm ET | Updated Aug 10, 2011


Two missing children, 14-year-old Maya White and 3-year-old Elijah Williams, were located after disappearing on Thursday evening. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the boy was located Friday evening at a home near Devon and Western, where his aunt White left him with a family. The girl was found Saturday. Both were in good health, and detectives were talking to White to figure out what her motives for her disappearance were.


Two children from Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood went missing Thursday evening, and police and family members are asking the public for help finding them.

Maya White, 14 was last seen near the intersection of Pulaski Road and Wilson Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a missing person's report. The teen reportedly brought her 3-year-old nephew, Elijah Williams, along in a wagon to buy a pizza. White's mother went out looking for the children when they did not return promptly, and saw them briefly before getting stuck in traffic and losing track of them, according to the Chicago Tribune.

White, who lives in West Rogers Park, reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder, had not been taking her medication. She went missing less than a month ago the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Though she has a cell phone, she has not returned any calls or text messages since Thursday. Fliers have been posted around where the children were last seen as well in the girl's neighborhood.

White is approximately 5-foot-5 and 145 pounds with black hair, green eyes and an olive complexion. She was last seen wearing a peach shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. Elijah is 3-feet-tall and 35 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a long-sleeved shirt, brown and gray pants and was carrying a Sesame Street blanket inside the tan and blue wagon his aunt pulled him in.

The family is reportedly offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of the children. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call 911.