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    Takaylah Tribitt (14) missing from Chicago, IL since 9/1/19

    Detectives are asking the public?s help to locate a missing 14-year-old girl last seen over three weeks ago.

    Chicago police said 14-year-old Takaylah Tribitt was last seen on Sept. 1 at around 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Noble Street.

    Tribitt, listed as 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds, was described as an African American girl with brown eyes and black hair worn in a pony tail.

    Police said Tribitt was not reported missing by family and the case is still open and under investigation.

    If you have any information, please contact police at 312-747-8380.

    The Lake County coroner has not made a positive identification yet on a body found in Gary, Indiana, but those who knew the missing Chicago teen think it's their loved one.

    On Thursday evening, friends of 14-year-old Takaylah Tribitt met behind the Dearborn Homes Complex for a vigil and balloon release.

    According to a Chicago police missing person report, the 14-year-old was last seen on Sept. 10 at around 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Noble Street.

    Her friends and family have been desperate for answers, trying to find her, and then heard about the case of the girl?s body found in Gary about a week and a half ago.

    On Sept. 16, utility workers found the body of a girl between 14and 18 years old in an alley, the Lake County Coroner determining the victim died from a gunshot wound.

    Gary police released facial reconstruction photos of a ?Jane Doe? last weekend, as well as a picture of the pink T-shirt she was wearing that says ?Super Girl power.?

    Friends of Tribbitt said she wore a similar shirt all the time and said she looks a lot like the images released by Gary police.

    A family member of Tribbitt reportedly came forward to submit DNA and dental records to Gary police. They are currently being processing at the Indiana State Crime Lab.

    Authorities are hoping for expedited results because of the nature of the case.

    Tibbitt's aunt had custody of the girl, but her friends said Tibbitt would often stay with them.

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    Still hasn't been identified as Takaylah, but based on her clothing, the family and friends are sure it's her.

    The teen girl found dead in an alley Sept. 16 died from a gunshot wound in a homicide, officials said.

    The Lake County coroner's office released the girl's cause and manner of death Tuesday, one day after meeting with a possible family.

    Confirmation of the girl's identity was pending DNA test results.

    ake County Coroner Merrilee Frey said Monday she met with potential family members, who provided dental records.

    The coroner's office couldn't use the dental records to confirm the girl's identity because of how young the girl was when the records were collected.

    A possible biological mother submitted DNA for analysis, Frey said.

    The coroner planned to deliver the DNA samples to Indiana State Police on Wednesday — the appointment day given to her by the lab. She planned to ask for the analysis to be expedited.

    Typically, results could take anywhere from six to eight weeks to process, Frey said. Expedited results could take about 10 days.

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