CHICAGO — A Chicago police spokesman has confirmed that missing 15-year-old Deahvion Austin has been found safe after her family says she was sexually assaulted on Facebook Live.
Anthony Guglielmi tweeted the update, saying: “Deahvion Austin was found by the 10th district officers. She is now at the Area with her mother and detectives are conducting interviews.”
Family members and friends who reported she was missing say they saw the 15-year-old on a video being sexually assaulted by several boys.
“I just want her home,” her mother Stacey Elkins said Monday. “I just want to make sure she’s OK cause I know she’s probably scared and embarrassed. I just want her back home.”
The Lane Tech High School freshman, who is also known as Mya, left home going to the store Sunday afternoon.
On Monday morning, Elkins’ worry turned to fear for her daughter’s safety after Deahvion’s uncle called to tell her Deahvion was the subject of a Facebook Live video.
On it, Elkins believes her daughter was being sexually assaulted.
Facebook has since taken down the video, but Elkins showed WGN News four screenshots that are too graphic for TV. She also showed them to police superintendent Eddie Johnson as he was leaving a news conference.
“What’s even more disturbing, more than the fact that they did this, there were so many people that saw this and they didn’t pick up the phone and dial 911,” Johnson said.
“That’s just not right and (we’re) working on it and try to bring it to a successful resolution.”
Detectives are trying to track down the owner of the Facebook page and the others in the video. Deahvion has disappeared before, but her mother said she was found later that day in a neighborhood park.