High School Youth is Still Missing (29 September 1912)

High School Youth is Still Missing

A personal investigation, conducted by Chief of Police Marion Vermillion, Saturday evening, revealed the fact that William Keating, the fifteen year old high school lad, who disappeared from the home of his parents at 747 north Collett street, Thursday morning, had withdrawn $29.00 from a local bank, prior to his disappearance.

Despite Vigorous search throughout the city and Allen County, police and relatives of the student have been unable to turn up any clue that would lead to the lad’s whereabouts.

Young Keating has been missing since Thursday morning. When last seen, he was on his way to the Lima high school on west High street. Later he appeared at a local bank and withdrew his saving amounting to $29.00 and a few cents. He has not been seen since.

Relatives believe that he was spirited away by companions and that his lark will terminate some time today or Monday. Police, however, think that the escapade was well—planned and that the youth is on his way to the west. Parents of young Keating are distracted and are leaving nothing undone in an effort to locate him.

Source: High School Youth is Still Missing, The Lima Daily News, Lima, Ohio, 29 September 1912, p. 7.

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