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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Missing Suicidal Person

Missing Suicidal Person Investigation

The City of Carbondale Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person from Chicago, Il. Rakim J. Verner, 18 years old.  Rakim left Chicago on an Amtrak train on June 23, 2020 and sent a suicidal text message to his parents. He arrived in Carbondale on June 23, 2020 and was last seen at 9:40 p.m. walking southbound along Rt. 51 past the Southern Illinois University. Rakim was last seen wearing a green T-Shirt, dark pants, white tennis shoes and eye glasses. He was carrying sling bag over his back. If you see Rakim Verner or know of his whereabouts please contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200. The City of Carbondale Police Department is assisting the Chicago Police Department with this active investigation.

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                                                                                                                                                  Rakim J. Verner, 18 of Chicago 


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

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