Precious Little MySpace Sense

Precious Walker took off with guys she met online

By Peggy Cassidy
|  Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009  |  Updated 7:11 AM CDT
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Precious Little MySpace Sense

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Police say a 14-year-old Rockford girl arranged to meet four men she met on MySpace while she visited a cousin on Chicago's South Side.

Missing 14-year-old Precious Walker has been located.  
 
Precious was found Monday night at 9:30 p.m. in the Wicker Park neighborhood. She was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.
 
The teen had been missing since Saturday night.

Her cousin told police that she saw Precious get into a car with a group of men on the South Side's Gresham neighborhood at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The cousin said the two girls were together when a group of men approached them in a beige SUV. The men asked Precious to get in the car, but her cousin told them she was just 14-years-old. Precious allegedly told the men she was 17 and got into the SUV “willingly,” according to dispatch reports.

Precious, who lives in Rockford, met the four men on her MySpace page and arranged to meet them at West 81st Street and South Sangamon Street in the Auburn Gresham community, a law enforcement source said Sunday.

The girl's father, Stephen Walker, said his daughter was staying with his niece in Chicago Saturday night. His daughter, he said, was out "for a stroll" with his niece's daughter about 11 p.m. when she left in a tan Chevrolet Equinox sport-utility vehicle. She didn't have her phone with her when she disappeared, he said.

"I know she's interested in boys, but she wouldn't have gone with them like that," Stephen Walker said.

Police investigated the disappearance as an abduction, but none of the four men were located.

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