Southern Ill. search under way for missing boy
By AP/St. Louis Public Radio
MARISSA, Ill. –
Authorities are resuming their southern Illinois search for a missing special-needs teenager.
Authorities suspended their efforts to find 15-year-old Christopher Harthorne on Sunday night.
The teenager was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Saturday riding a silver Mongoose BMX-style bicycle along Illinois Route 13.
Police say he has a history of running away, though the boy's parents say he's never been gone so long.
Authorities say the 5-foot-10, 115-pound boy with brown hair and hazel eyes needs daily medication for a bipolar disorder. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.
Anyone who sees the boy should call Marissa police.