By Chinta Strausberg
A distraught Mrs. Beasley said she last saw her daughter on Friday, November 4, 2011, at her home in the 3900 block of South Wells. “One of my daughters came to get her, but she broke and ran,” she said. “This is the fourth time my daughter has run away. I need help finding her.”
Mrs. Beasley said she has not found anyone to help her locate her daughter or to address problems she had with a principal near her home. Beasley said the school is located in a gang-infested area and that her daughter has befriended some of the gangbangers and drug dealers.
When she ran away last July and was found in an abandoned building with adults, Beasley said the police refused to arrest them. “She’s 13, a child,” said the mother. “Yet, the police listened to what my daughter told them that they didn’t harm her. She was gone for four-days,” Beasley said.
“When I would go to the principal, every time she talked to me she would push me and yell at me,” said Beasley who said she was forced to enroll her daughter in an Elgin school to get her away from the criminal and alleged abusive her daughter allegedly suffered. The principal did not return my calls.
While she enrolled her daughter in another school outside of Chicago, that didn’t work. Lucille, whose nickname is “Lu Lu,” ran away again and the mother fears she will either be killed, be raped or get pregnant.
She has reached out to Rev. Dr. Lewis Flowers, chairman of the Westside Ministers Coalition, who said, “We want to help find this young lady because we know the mother is worried and concerned. Her peers have misguided her. She is listening to them rather than her mother,” he said referring to the missing teen.
According to her mother, Lucille Beasley-Brown is 5’2, weighs 104 pounds, eyes brown and wears her hair in braids. She was born May 31, 1998.
Mrs. Beasley is asking anyone who has information about the whereabouts of her daughter to call her at: 773-790-7358.
Also, from the last police alert, please call 911 or the Chicago Police Department Area 1 SVU at: 312-747-8385.
Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at: Chintabernie@aol.com.