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Missing Joliet girl found dead in Des Plaines River

Lesly Reynoso, 16, was last seen Aug. 25 when she was picked up by a teenager who said he dropped her off near I-80 and Briggs Street, officials said.

Lesly Reynoso. 16, was reported missing Aug. 25, 2019, and found dead Aug. 27.
Lesly Reynoso. 16, was reported missing Aug. 25, 2019, and found dead Aug. 27.
Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk

A 16-year-old girl reported missing since Sunday from southwest suburban Joliet was found dead Tuesday in the Des Plaines River.

Lesly Reynoso was last seen about 4 a.m. Sunday when she was picked up by a teenager who said he dropped her off near I-80 and Briggs Street, according to a missing person flyer posted to Facebook by Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk’s office.

Officials updated the posts at 6:26 p.m. Tuesday to announce that Reynoso’s remains had been found.

Her body was recovered in the river near the I-80 bridge in Joliet, according to the Will county coroner’s office.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Jacqueline Cepeda said a death investigation is “open and ongoing.”

The coroner’s office performed an autopsy Wednesday but said a final determination of Reynoso’s cause and manner of death was pending a review of police, autopsy and toxicological reports.

The Collins Street Neighborhood Council will hold a candlelight vigil for her at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Spanish Community Center in Joliet.

Update 6:26 pm. 8/27/19 Very sadly we share with you that Lesly's remains have been found. Praying for her family at this time.

Posted by Up to Date with Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on Monday, August 26, 2019