Police: South Elgin girl abducted by mother, missing since July 4

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Saturday, July 29, 2017
Kayla Unbehaun, left, and Heather Unbehaun, right.

SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. (WLS) -- Police in northwest suburban South Elgin are asking for the public's help locating 9-year-old Kayla Unbehaun who they said was abducted by her mother and hasn't been seen since July 4.

Police said Kayla's father went to pick her up from her mother's house in Wheaton on July 5 but she wasn't there. Kayla's mother, Heather Unbehaun, 35, had allegedly packed her car on July 4 and left with Kayla.

Heather has not had any contact with family since leaving with Kayla, police said.

Kayla Unbehaun is described as is described as a white girl 4 ft. 2 in. to 4 ft. 6 in tall, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Heather Unbehaun is described as a white woman, 5 ft. 3 in. tall and 135 lbs. with blonde hair and green eyes. She is believed to be driving a 2000 Toyota Camry with expired Georgia license plate PTM 3975.

The Kane County State's Attorney's office has approved one charge of child abduction when for Heather when she is located.

If you see the vehicle or either Kayla or Heather, call 911. If you have further information, contact South Elgin police at 847-741-2151.