Missing Taylorville Teen Found in Pennsylvania


A missing teenager is coming home to Illinois, after police found her in Pennsylvania.

Taylorville's Rachel Barrish, 17, was found during a traffic stop by Pennsylvania State Police at about 7:25am Tuesday.  As of late in the morning, Barrish was still in police custody.

Police arrested the driver of the vehicle she was in, Billie J. Baker, 44, on an outstanding warrant. Taylorville police chief Dave Herpstreith said Baker is a former Taylorville resident, and could potentially face more charges.

Taylorville and Stonington Police had both known Barrish to run away from home. Arrangements are being made for her return to Taylorville.

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