Arica Blair: Missing teen believed to be with sexual predator

Update:  Madison County Sheriff’s office through tips have located Arica.  They were waiting for Arica and John David Allen when they showed up at the Pueblo West Wal-Mart store to pick up a Western Union Money Transfer.

Allen was arrested because he has a warrant and Arica was taken into custody and her parents were told she was okay. Arica was willingly with Allen.

Arica Blair, 15, was last seen at her dad’s home in Jerseyville, Illinois on September 13.  She never went to school on September 14. 

Authorities believe that Arica is with John David Allen, 23, who is listed as a non-compliant sexual predator in Illinois. 

Arica has been involved with John since she was 13, according to Arielle Honaker, Arica’s half-sister.

Currrently, Allen has failed to re-register and has court dates scheduled next week for a DUI charge in Jersey County.  Allen has been convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for sexual acts on a 13-year-old when he was 21.

Police believe that Arica went willing with Allen and is listed as a runaway.

Arica is 5’5″ tall, 110 pounds, blond hair, green eyes and Allen is 6’11” tall, 160 pounds.  They may be traveling in a 2004-2005 Chevy Impala, maroon with IL plates N68 9514.

If you have any information, please call the Jerseyville Police Dept. at 618-498-2131.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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