Missing Illinois teenager found in Beaver County at home of woman he met online, police say

Missing Illinois teenager found in Beaver County at home of woman he met online, police say

PITTSBURGH — A 15-year-old from Illinois was found at the home of a local woman, who traveled to his home outside of Chicago and brought him back to Pennsylvania, according to police.

Lilandra Redman allegedly met the 15-year-old at his home on Aug. 3 and flew back to the Pittsburgh area the same day.

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According to investigators, the victim met Redman online, and Redman had been in contact with the child for a few years.

Detectives tell Channel 11 that Redman would talk to the boy through a disposable phone, which was given to him by another student. When Redman arrived at his home, the boy reset his phone and left his parents a note saying he went to New York City with a woman named “Jessica.”

The child was found that night at Redman’s home in Beaver County.

Redman was not at home when police arrived. For more than a month, police have been tracking her. She was arrested Wednesday night in McKeesport and is in the Allegheny County Jail, waiting to be sent back to Illinois to face charges.