A missing suburban woman and her three boys may have been tracked to Indiana, police said.
Based on credit card records and possible sightings, Aurora police believe Laureth M. "Laurie" May, of the 200 block of Plum Street, and her children were in Indiana within the past 10 or 11 hours, officials said early Friday. An unconfirmed caller told police she saw May at a Hobart Wal-mart.
Police said May, a former LaGrange Highlands teacher, left Aurora early Wednesday with her three young children and traveled to Cicero, where she met with former student, Destiny Gruba, 17. Gruba likely is with May, police said.
May's fiance reported the boys -- Quincy Collins, 4; Oliver Collins, 2; and Spencer Collins, 1 -- missing Wednesday afternoon.
Police are working to confirm claims by a caller who said she talked with May about her sons at the Wal-mart in Hobart, Ind. She told officials four other people were with May, including one who matched Gruba's description.
Aurora Police said in a statement they are working with Hobart officials to recover security video from the Wal-Mart.
"Their current whereabouts are not known. We are in the process of trying to confirm our information," city of Aurora public information spokesman Dan Ferrelli said in a statement.
Gruba is a white female with long brown curly hair and hazel eyes, standing 5'10' and weighing about 235 pounds, police said. May is described as a 5-foot white female weighing about 135 pounds with red hair, blue eyes and freckles, and her children were described as fair-skinned African-Americans with black hair.
They may be traveling in May's 2001 Volvo station wagon with the Illinois license plate 9590986, police said. A pink cancer ribbon could be affixed to the rear of the vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 708-652-2130.