Lack of Info in Keller Disappearance Frustrates Classmates, Parents

Media briefing, community gathering planned for Tuesday

By Dick Johnson
|  Monday, Oct 25, 2010  |  Updated 10:45 PM CDT
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation was consulted Monday in a growing death investigation and the search for missing college student Antinette "Toni" Keller, NBC Chicago has learned.

And amid the growing safety fears on the campus of Northern Illinois University is an increasing level of frustration from students and their parents over what they perceive as a slow trickle of information.

"I want to know the truth. I want to know what really happened, you know? When were they searching? If they were searching, why didn't they search the area of the park sooner," said student Sara Pezel.

It was in Prairie Park where authorities said Saturday that human remains and items belonging to Keller were found, though they will not say publicly whether those remains are Keller's.  Her family, however, has already resigned that Keller is gone.

Keller, from Plainfield, disappeared Oct. 14 after telling friends that she was going for a walk

"We don't know what's going on. We don't know if it's a killer or we don't know if -- we're, like, pretty scared here," said student Aman Wilkes.

A campus gathering planned for Monday evening to protest the lack of information released by authorities was abruptly canceled.

"I think that if they are withholding information, there's probably a reason. And that's what I'm choosing to believe that makes me feel better and I'm just trying to stay positive," said student Stefanie Gutierrez.

A media briefing has been scheduled for late Tuesday morning with the DeKalb Police Department and the state's attorney.  A community gathering has been planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday on the NIU campus.

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