Former Saint Mary’s student reported missing near Chicago

first_imgFormer Saint Mary’s student Tiffany Keokanlaya of South Elgin, Illinois, was reported missing by her family Saturday night, a news release from the South Elgin Police Department said.The police release said Keokanlaya used a family credit card to purchase a train ticket at the Metra station in Elgin, a village about 40 miles west of Chicago. She was last seen on video Saturday in Chicago near Union Station at the intersection of Canal Street and Jackson Boulevard.Photo courtesy of Courtney Souvannasacd Keokanlaya is 19 years old. The release describes her as an Asian female with black hair and brown eyes who is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 151 pounds. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, blue jeans and glasses and carrying a black backpack and black suitcase, the release said.Keokanlaya was with another Asian female who appeared to be the same age, and she did not appear to be in distress, the release said. Keokanlaya has no known health-related issues, but police said her leaving the family home without notice is unusual.Police suspect no foul play at this time, but are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Keokanlaya and ensuring she is in good health.Keokanlaya’s brothers Josh and Jon, and her cousin Courtney Souvannasacd created the Facebook page “Bring Tiffany Home” for updates on her whereabouts.Keokanlaya’s father, Vanlob Keokanlaya, said family and friends are working to find her.“We love her and miss her and want her to come home,” he said.A GoFundMe created Wednesday in support of the Keokanlaya family raised over $1,500 in the span of a day for “the search efforts and costs associated with finding and bringing [the family’s] daughter/sister home.”Saint Mary’s senior Liv Sencion met Keokanlaya through Belles Connect, a Multicultural Services Office program for first generation, international, underrepresented and home-schooled students. Keokanlaya was in the process of transferring to Elgin Community College, and is listed in the Saint Mary’s directory as an “ex-student,” but Sencion said she still holds a place in the Saint Mary’s community.“She is still a part of our SMC community,” Sencion said in an Instagram direct message. “She was [a] Belles Connect Scholar and always will be.”Anyone with information about Keokanlaya’s whereabouts should contact the South Elgin Police Department at (847) 741-2151.Tags: elgin, metra, missing person, Saint Mary’s College, Tiffany Keokanlayalast_img read more

Again, Togo Edged Out Nigeria as Rangers Crumbled In to Kegue

first_imgRangers held on gamely till a minute into the added time when Nane Richard got ASC Kara the winning goal. Rangers have the return leg in Enugu to overturn the defeat.In a related development, former African champion, Enyimba FC secured a 2-0 win over South Africa’s TS Galaxy in the first leg of their CAF Confederation playoff in Aba. Nigeria’s spate of losses to Togo seems unabated as the country’s representatives in CAF Confederation lost 2-1 in added time to Togo’s ASC  Kara last night.It is the third time in four weeks that Nigerian teams have lost to Togo. The Togolese eliminated Nigeria from both WAFU Cup and African Nations Championships.In yesterday’s match at the Kégué Stadium, Mani Sapol shot the home side ahead in the 29th minute. But Rangers responded swiftly with an equalizer three minutes later. The Nigerian side made hays early in the game as Victor Mbaoma opened scoring in the seventh minute. It was a far departure from their previous continental match when they played goalless on the same ground with Sudan’s Al Hilal.In the second half, substitute player, Martin Usule scored the second goal in the 61st minute.The return leg of the matches will come up week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more