08-03-2008, 01:10 AM #1
IL - Traveon Hightower, 12, Decatur, 3 Aug 2008
Not sure where to put this since this the 1st time I've seen it in our area.
The Decatur Police have a confirmed child abduction that occurred at 445 Crea, Decatur, IL. Traveon D. Hightower is a male black, 12 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, wearing a red shirt over a white shirt, black shorts and white shoes. He was taken from the residence at 9:55 p.m. Taken by Donta Hightower, male black, 28, black hair, brown eyes, driving a black 1994 Nissan Sentra 4 door, Wisconsin registration, VDV743 Anyone with information should call 9-1-1 and advise they have an Amber Alert report. This conclues this Amber Alert issued by the Illinois State Police
If available, photos are posted at www.missingkids.com
This is in Central Illinois near Bloomington/Normal, Champaign/Urbana, Peoria & Springfield.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 03-29-2010 at 12:31 PM.
08-03-2008, 01:14 AM #2
A HUGE Thank You to the person that moved this to the right area. I'm up & will keep this updated. I'm sure it will come out okay. Our local & state police departments are excellent.
08-03-2008, 01:16 AM #3
08-03-2008, 01:22 AM #4
Go to the Illinois Amber Alert Website
Go to the Illinois Amber Alert Website:
It's still active. Like I said, I'm very confidant that they will find him quickly. The local, counties & Illinois State Police are excellent.
08-03-2008, 01:32 AM #5
I missed one but they alerted for McLean & Tazewell counties. There was a third but I missed it. This is going north from Decatur, obviously toward Wisconsin. If they are alerting the three right now, it sounds like they might be bottling him up.
Decatur is in Macon County & the next north county would be Dewitt. Looking at US 55, US 74, & Route 51/39 I assume. These are the main arteries north.
Last edited by JP76ER; 08-03-2008 at 01:34 AM. Reason: Spelling of for - Believe it or not, I was a Spelling Bee champ once.
08-03-2008, 01:37 AM #6
08-03-2008, 01:57 AM #7
It was definitely new to me. I'm out in my sound room & the TV was on. The Emergency Broadcast Alert came on & I changed to the designated channel. I'm used to it during the weekly tests & the bad weather, I had never heard it before at this time of night with good weather.
Still watching & checking.
08-03-2008, 03:03 AM #8
3/8/08 Illinois Amber Alert Off
Looks good, the alert is gone. I'm checking around to see if I can find more on the result. I'm pretty sure they caught him, they are good. I now know the Amber Alert system works well here in Central Illinois. It was a first for me & they wasted no time in getting the alert out.
03-29-2010, 12:30 PM #9
UPDATE: Amber Alert Canceled, 12-Year-Old Found In Wisconsin
Posted: Sunday, 03 August 2008 12:30PM
DECATUR--An Amber Alert for a 12-year-old boy allegedly abducted in downstate Decatur has been canceled after the boy was found in Wisconsin.
The boy was found in good health at his grandmothersí house Sunday in Milwaukee, according to a Decatur police sergeant.
An Amber Alert was issued for Traveon Hightower after he was abducted from his residence at 445 S. Crea St. in Decatur, police said.