Two brothers have gone missing from their home in central Illinois.
The McLean County Sheriff's office said 9-year-old Duncan G. Connolly and his 7-year-old brother Jack D. Connolly were last seen at 6 p.m. Sunday. Police say the boys were last seen with their father, Michael Connolly.
The father has a history of domestic issues and is mentally unstable, the Sun-Times quoted McLean County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Welsch as saying.
“He’s had some hard times, and maybe is suicidal,” Welsch said. “His state of mind we’re concerned with.”
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the boys may still be near LeRoy or could be headed to northwest suburban Hoffman Estates, possibly in a gray Dodge Dynasty sedan with IL license plate A326109.
Their mother, Amy Leichtenberg, told The (Bloomington) Pantagraph that Connolly was scheduled to drop the boys off at the LeRoy Police Department on Sunday, but never showed up.
Duncan Connolly was described as Asian, 3-feet 6-inches tall, 66 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes with a scar on his upper lip and a birthmark on his right thumb. He was last seen wearing a green coat, burgundy hooded sweatshirt, a black shirt and black pants with a red stripe.
His younger brother is about 3 feet 4 inches tall, 62 ounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, a scar on his right eyebrow and another scar behind his right ear. He was wearing a red and blue coat, a blue shirt, and red and blue pants.
LeRoy Police Chief Gordon Beck said he considers the boys' disappearance a criminal investigation.
For more information go to the Illinois State Police Web site.