9-year-old found after going missing in Will County

A 9-year-old who was reported missing has been found, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff officials initially sought the public’s help in locating Nalaya Patterson-Dean, who was reported missing by her extended family after losing contact with her Sept. 15, according to a news release from the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Patterson-Dean had also been absent from school since that date.

On Monday evening, sheriff officials said the Patterson-Dean “has been found and has been checked by local law enforcement.”

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News