Missing Endangered Male Teen from Manteno Found Dead

Police and family are searching for a 19-year-old male they say was noticed missing this last weekend. Sam Ross Myers, 19, of Manteno, was last seen on Saturday, December 10, 2016, and police have listed him as “missing and endangered.”

UPDATE …

We want to thank everyone that has prayed over Sammy and shared our posts. The out pour has been overwhelming. Today we found Sammy and our new prayer is that God has him cradled in his arms and that Sammy is finely free from all of his suffering. We love you Sam Ross Myers and always will. — Brandon
I am posting this public so that everyone knows that there is no need to continue sharing the earlier posts. Thank you for all of your prayers.

— Kathi Clark Myers 5:06 p.m. Dec. 13, 2016


Sam’s family posted information on Facebook that Sam “has been suffering with some mental health issues over the past few years. These issues have recently been increasing.”

Myers was last seen wearing an NIU gray hoodie, khakis, a black hat and white hi-top tennis shoes. He also might be wearing gray glasses. He was on foot at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 on South Elm Street in Manteno.




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Manteno, Illinois (pop. 9300 in 2012) is located along I-57 about 20 miles south of I-80 and about 45 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.