Missing teen found in teacher’s closet

November 25th, 2008 by | Permalink

A missing 17-year-old girl from Zion, Illinois was found by police hiding in the closet of a 24-year-old middle school teacher.

Eric Wood, 24, who teaches at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Waukegan, Ill., was charged only with obstructing justice in the bizarre case surrounding the disappearance of the girl.

The teen’s family filed a missing-person report on Nov. 8.

The following day, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies found the girl at Wood’s Beach Park house after Wood allowed them in to search for her. He initially told authorities that he knew nothing about the girl’s whereabouts.

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