Teenager, baby missing from West Englewood found

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A teenager and a baby missing from West Englewood have been found.

11-month-old Morgan Melchor and 16-year-old Dominique Jackson are cousins.

missingcousinsfoundThey were both last seen Tuesday afternoon, near the 1900 block of West 67th Street.

Police say an off-duty officer found both children at a CTA bus stop Wednesday morning.

They say the officer recognized them after seeing their pictures on the WGN Morning News.

Police cars picked up the baby’s mother after 7:30am to reunite her with her daughter at the police station.

Both children will be taken to the hospital, to make sure they’re OK.

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2 comments

  • Laura Ries Dralle

    A teen and baby are missing. After a two-minute package at the top of the 7:00 am news hour, viewers are told if they have any information “to call the Chicago police.”

    AGAIN, that is by far the laziest throwaway line for a news story. Provide an actual phone number, or precinct number, to help others help the police!!!!

    Three weeks ago, I recognized a boy who was featured on the WGN Morning News who the Chicago Police needed help identifying. That story also said “contact Chicago Police if you have information.”

    I spent almost an hour lost in Chicago PD’s “311” system. As I am from Plainfield, I ended up so aggravated that I contacted my local PD, which gave me a direct line to Chicago’s 911 dispatch center.

    THAT department was even MORE useless, and did not even know about the missing child story, and even asked why the hell I was calling them.

    Seriously, two children are missing and every minute is valuable. Walk over to a detective and obtain a phone number to provide to viewers.