Kianna Galvin

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Above Images: Kianna, circa 2016

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 6, 2016 from South Elgin, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date Of Birth: July 16, 1998
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4 - 5'6, 125 - 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (African-American/Caucasian) female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Kianna has a tattoo of a heart, a pulse line and a cross on her left wrist; a photo of the tattoo are posted below this case summary. She also has a tattoo of three words in script running up her forearm. Her navel and the right side of her nose are both pierced, and her ears are double-pierced, but she wasn't wearing earrings at the time of her disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black tank top, black yoga pants with studs on the outside, size 9 zebra-print Nike flip-flops, a silver stud in her nose, a gold and pink navel ring, and brown sunglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kianna was last seen in South Elgin, Illinois on May 6, 2016. At 12:30 p.m., she told a family member she was going to walk to Jim Hansen Park and would return in a few hours. She never returned home and has never been heard from again.

    Although many agencies classify Kianna as a runaway, investigators don't believe she left of her own accord. She had never run away from home before, and none of her friends or family members have heard from her since she disappeared. She also left behind her wallet, purse and cell phone charger, and she has no car, bank account or credit cards. Her cellular phone hasn't been used since 2:00 p.m. the day she went missing.

    Kianna had been on juvenile probation prior to her disappearance, and her probationary period had recently ended. She had attended South Elgin High School and then Auburn High School in Rockford, Illinois, and was working on getting a GED. She was thinking of attending an art and design school in Atlanta, Georgia. She wasn't dating anyone at the time of her disappearance; she'd recently broken up with her ex-boyfriend, but he's been ruled out as a suspect in her case. The day before her disappearance, Kianna was fired from her job, but she seemed to be cheerful when she was last seen.

    Although there's no evidence of foul play in Kianna's case, due to the lack of contact, police are concerned for her welfare. Her case remains unsolved.

    Tattoo
    Above: Kianna's tattoo

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    South Elgin Police Department
    630-232-8400

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs
    The Chicago Tribune
    The Daily Herald
    ABC 7 Chicago
    Facebook Page for Kianna Galvin
    NBC News

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 3, 2017; casefile added.

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