AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MISSING WHITE COUNTY COUPLE (UPDATED - FEMALE FOUND DEAD, MAN WITH HER BEING SOUGHT)
**UPDATED 6:00pm AUGUST 27TH: MISSING ILLINOIS TEEN FOUND DEAD, MAN WITH HER BEING SOUGHT - Police have found the truck being driven by one of two missing people in Southern Illinois. A female fitting the description of the missing female has been found dead in the back. There's no sign of the guy she was with -- the truck's owner.
Statement from the White County Sheriff's Office: Our hearts go out to the friends and family members of Jessica M. Evans who was located by authorities today. Jacob Wheeler, still missing, is wanted for questioning. Please contact the White County Sheriff's Department if you have any information regarding Mr. Wheeler.
White County, IL - The White County Sheriff's Office has received a report of a missing couple. They say 22-year-old Jacob C. Wheeler and 17-year-old Jessica Evans were supposed to be fishing in the Centerville area Saturday night.
Jessica was expected back by 5 o'clock, Sunday morning for work, but she did not show up. Deputies and family have checked the area where the two were said to be fishing and camping, and attempts to contact them by family members have been unsuccessful. Jacob was driving a gray 2003 Dodge Dakota pickup: Illinois license plate # 1061522.
Anyone with information can contact the White County Sheriff's Office at 618-382-5321.
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