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Missing Teen Found SAFE in DeKalb

Courtney Jean Arp, the 15-year-old Lockport teen who has been missing since Jan. 6, was found safe in DeKalb early Sunday morning.

Update, 12:09 p.m., Jan. 13 -- Courtney Jean Arp, 15, of Lockport, who has been missing for over a week, was found safe in DeKalb, IL, early Sunday morning.

Courtney's mother posted a message on the Missing Cases Facebook page:
"We got her !!!!!! Dekalb police dept thank IOU!!!!!"

Other sources close to the family confirmed that the Lockport girl was found safe. Courtney was visiting her dad in Worth for the Christmas holidays when she was believed to have run away.

Original post: Worth police continue to comb through leads about a missing Lockport teen.

Investigators have ruled out photos and video footage that were purported to be 15-year-old Courtney Jean Arp, who was last seen on Jan. 6 in Worth.

“We’re receiving tips from the public and we’re running those down,” said Worth Chief Martin Knolmayer on Friday. “So far, they have not turned out to be her.”

Family members took to social media last week, hoping to generate information about her whereabouts. Police believe Arp, a sophomore at Lockport High School, ran away and are treating this as a missing person case.

It doesn't appear Arp was abducted, Knolmayer said.

If anyone has seen Courtney, please contact the Worth Police Department at 708-448-3979 or the Lockport Police Department at 815-838-2131; or her family at 630-248-0481.

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sweet heart January 24, 2013 at 03:12 AM
You are totally right Step dad.
TheUNowen January 24, 2013 at 03:22 AM
sweet heart, please proof read and spell check cause none of us know what the f*** you're saying!
TheUNowen January 24, 2013 at 03:23 AM
grounded for life, spayed, tried as an adult, etc. right?
K.B.C. January 24, 2013 at 06:31 AM
Really? None of anyone's business? Who made it the public's business? Let's see... Was it the teenager who ran away? Perhaps the parents who begged for the public's help? Wait, maybe the police who "ASKED" for the communities help when the family came to them or perhaps the ones who requested it be circulated on Facebook. If you ask for the community to help, then when the truth comes out the community is definitely entitled to their opinions. Everybody and every family is, was, or has gone through something. The difference is knowing when to seek help BEFORE it becomes a bigger issue that involves communities, police, and tax payers dollars. I am still relieved that she was safely found but I still stand by my prior opinion that this teenager needs to be made aware that SHE is accountable for HER actions. Lets hope she gets some help in understanding how she could have handled the situation differently.
jordan May 10, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Lol Sara. You are right ...some people are just itching to complain. Glad she is safe!

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