Sister of missing teenager questions disappearance

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DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — After five days of searching, the sister of a missing teenager says she’s suspicious about his disappearance. 

Wednesday, Decatur Police continued looking around the area around where 16-year old Dominic Walker was last seen, near West King and Dunham Street. Dominic, who has autism, disappeared from his father’s house in that neighborhood early Saturday morning.

Police say they have no leads. His family is more worried now than ever.

His sister Alexandria Stone says, “Every day that goes by there just more and more panic. All of the worst case scenarios flow through your head.” 

A surge of questions fills her mind as she continues to wonder where he brother is.

She says, “A lot of it doesn’t quite make sense. There are a lot of people saying maybe he ran away or asking why he would run away. I don’t think that’s something he would do especially with no shoes, no money, no phone.” 

She says all those things were left behind at his dad’s home.

Stone says, “There was that initial panic but I tried to compose myself thinking he had to be somewhere and surely he’ll come up.” 

Police say they still have no idea where he is. Stone says she can’t help but think there’s something odd about his disappearance because it’s not in his character to run away. 

She says, “I don’t know if someone could’ve gotten in or if he heard a noise. Maybe someone knocked on the door and he opened it. Anything could have happened.” 

Right now, she says all the family can do is be hopeful.

With tears in her eyes Stone says, “This is probably the worst thing that has ever happened to my family. My hope for the future obviously is that he does come home.” 

Police say they will be out doing a detailed search in the neighborhood Thursday. His father talked to the FBI Wednesday. Walker’s sister says their mom will be talking to the FBI Thursday as well. 

Dominic is 5’5″, 120 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward. 

Decatur & Macon County Crime Stoppers  
(217) 423 – TIPS
Text: DPD333 + info to CRIMES (274637)
Decatur Police (217) 424 – 2711   

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