Man, 19, escapes from St. Charles juvenile detention facility

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A 19-year-old man escaped from a west suburban St. Charles juvenile detention facility late Monday.

Denzell Walker left the Illinois Youth Center, a medium-security center at 3825 Campton Hills Road, at 10 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from Mike Theodore, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

“While the details of the escape are still under investigation, the Department is working closely with local law enforcement to conduct an extensive search of the area,” the statement said.

Walker is described as a 5-foot-11, 140-pound black man with black hair and brown eyes, the statement said. He was wearing a blue jumpsuit.

Walker was taken into custody on June 4 after he allegedly violated his parole for pending burglary charges, the statement said. The public is warned to “exercise caution” and asked to contact law enforcement immediately with information.

The Kane County and DuPage County sheriffs offices are assisting in finding Walker. A sheriff’s bloodhound was called to the facility about 1:45 a.m. to track him, a Kane County sheriff’s office lieutenant said.

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