Missing Teen from Chicago Believed to be in Carbondale Area

Jun 25, 2020

The Carbondale Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing person from Chicago.

Officers say 18-year-old Rakim Verner left Chicago on an Amtrak train on Tuesday. He sent a suicidal text message to his parents. He arrived in Carbondale on Tuesday and was last seen walking southbound along Rt. 51 past the SIU-Carbondale campus. Verner was last seen wearing a green T-Shirt, dark pants, white tennis shoes and eye glasses. He was carrying sling bag over his back.

If you see Verner or know of his whereabouts contact the Carbondale Police Department.