Missing 6-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Gary Following FBI Search, Police Say – NBC Chicago

A 6-year-old boy who disappeared this week near the northern suburbs of Skokie was found dead early Saturday after a search by the FBI and local police, according to authorities.

Damari Perry, who is from North Chicago, was found near an abandoned home in the 700 block of Van Buren Street in Gary, police said.

The Lake County, Indiana, coroner’s office detained the body, police said. An autopsy is expected to be carried out in the near future.

Authorities said three family members are believed to be responsible for Damari’s death and are in police custody. All minor family members were placed in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.

Police added that there is no current threat to the public.

Damari was last seen on Tuesday between approximately 5 and 6 p.m., according to a press release.

According to police, Damari and her 16-year-old sister were taken to a party in the Skokie area by a woman known as “Monique” and a man known as “Wacko” or “Chaos.”

Damari’s sister reported that she had several drinks at the party and fell asleep, authorities said. When he woke up about two hours later, Damari and “Wacko” were no longer in the apartment. “Monique” then allegedly brought Damari’s sister back to North Chicago.

Although exactly where the party took place is unknown, the boy’s sister described the location where it occurred as possibly a three-story yellow building with an exposed staircase.

“Monique” was previously seen driving a black Nissan with a dent in the front passenger door and tinted windows.

Anyone with information on the case should call North Chicago Police at (847) 596-8740.


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