Missing Boy Found; Search for Girl Continues

Maya White, 14, was pulling her nephew, 3-year-old Elijah Williams, in a wagon when they went missing at Pulaski and Wilson

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    Maya and Elijah Williams

    A 3-year-old boy who went missing Thursday was back in his family's arms Friday night, but his 14-year-old aunt is still on the run.

    Elijah Williams was dropped off at a residence near West Devon and North Western avenues about 7:30 p.m. Friday by his missing aunt, 14-year-old Maya White, police said.

    The teen then called a family member to tell them where Williams was. The boy was found to be in good health when his family arrived at the home.

    "He fine and hopefully he was just well taken care of, and he doesn't seem to be phased by it," said the boy's mother, Autumn Bastyr.  "We're just really thankful to have him back and really thankful for all the help."

    Family members said White has a history of running away and now say Thursday's incident was planned.

    "I had this feeling she was up to no good," said White's mother, Sheila Musker. "She planned it yesterday because she had stolen my phone."

    White was pulling her nephew in a wagon along Wilson Avenue after purchasing a pizza on Thursday evening. Musker drove alongside the two because the wagon would not fit in the car, police said.

    Musker got stuck in traffic and later discovered the two children were gone.

    By morning, dozens of family, friends and volunteers had canvassed the area with missing persons flyers. 

    White has an olive complexion, stands 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds.  She has black hair and green eyes and was last seen wearing orange and white shirts, blue jeans and black gym shoes.

    Anyone with information should contact detectives at 312-746-8365.