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Jacquelyn Schlabach, Editor
12:59 pm CST December 18, 2018

A Tinley Park teen has been missing after last being seen by her family the evening of Monday, Dec. 10, according to her mother.

Isis Zavala, 16, was at her grandmother’s home in Palos Hills when her family noticed she was gone the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The family last heard from her via text and phone calls that Tuesday, when she stated that she was not going to be attending her grandmother’s birthday party the following day, but her phone has since been off, according to her mother, Kristin Zavala. When Isis did not contact anyone the next day, the family reported her missing to the Palos Hills Police Department the morning of Thursday, Dec. 13. 

“We expected her home Wednesday night, and Thursday morning when she wasn’t there, that’s when everyone was on high alert like she’s gone,” Zavala said. “She’s done everything possible to make herself invisible. She never turns that phone off; she always has that phone on.”

Isis is 5-foot-3, has black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 130 pounds. Her mother thinks she was last seen wearing light colored ripped jeans and a black sweater. She added that her daughter typically wears a pink fluffy jacket. 

Kristin said that if anyone sees Isis, they should not approach her to avoid a possible altercation. Instead, people should call police or her right away with information, and make sure to take note of information regarding a car, if she is seen with one.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer O’Neil with the Palos Hills Police Department at (708) 473-8645 or Kristin at (708) 507-4000.