Missing Chicago teen found in sex offender's car, police say

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WLS) -- A missing Chicago teen was found in a convicted sex offender's car in Indiana, police say.

Officers pulled over Gene Goodwin Tuesday in Evansville, Ind., after he failed to yield to a traffic light.

When he stopped his vehicle, police said a 16-year-old got out of the car with his hands up. Police later discovered the passenger had been reported missing in Chicago.

Officers said Goodwin gave them a fake name, but they were able to identify him based on tattoos and previous mug shots.

Officers also said they found a loaded gun under the passenger seat.