Cops search for missing Dolton teen
March 26, 2013|By Deanese Williams-Harris | Tribune reporter
Austin Battle, 19, a teen who went missing from south suburban Dolton. (Photo from Dolton police)
Dolton police are asking for help finding a teen who hasn’t been seen since he called his father to pick him up on a south suburban street.
According to a release from Dolton police, Austin Battle, 19, called his father on March 20 and asked to be picked up at Sibley Boulevard and Burnham Avenue. When the father arrived, Battle was not there, police said.
His father drove around and waited for Battle for a long period of time but couldn’t locate the teen, the release said. The father also called Battle’s phone several times and there was no answer. Several hours later, Battle’s family went to police to file a report.
The next day, Battle’s father called his son’s phone and the phone was off, but it was turned back on the following day, police said in the release. Battle’s family was able to leave messages at first but now the phone will not take messages.
Battle is described as a black male standing about 5 feet 11 inches tall with black hair and brown skin. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans and black boots.
Battle, a student at South Suburban College, suffers from bouts of depression, police said.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Dolton Police Department at (708) 201-3211.