Update, 12:09 p.m., Jan. 13 -- Courtney Jean Arp, 15, of Lockport, who has been missing for over a week, was found safe in DeKalb, IL, early Sunday morning.
Courtney's mother posted a message on the Missing Cases Facebook page:
"We got her !!!!!! Dekalb police dept thank IOU!!!!!"
Other sources close to the family confirmed that the Lockport girl was found safe. Courtney was visiting her dad in Worth for the Christmas holidays when she was believed to have run away.
Original post: Worth police continue to comb through leads about a missing Lockport teen.
Investigators have ruled out photos and video footage that were purported to be 15-year-old Courtney Jean Arp, who was last seen on Jan. 6 in Worth.
“We’re receiving tips from the public and we’re running those down,” said Worth Chief Martin Knolmayer on Friday. “So far, they have not turned out to be her.”
Family members took to social media last week, hoping to generate information about her whereabouts. Police believe Arp, a sophomore at Lockport High School, ran away and are treating this as a missing person case.
It doesn't appear Arp was abducted, Knolmayer said.
If anyone has seen Courtney, please contact the Worth Police Department at 708-448-3979 or the Lockport Police Department at 815-838-2131; or her family at 630-248-0481.