Chicago supt. defends detectives in missing-persons case
By Maudlyne Ihejirka and Fran Spielman
CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department will review its "priority" policy governing missing persons in the wake of a controversy stirred by the case of a missing 12-year-old girl later found strangled, Police Supt. Jody Weis said Thursday.
But he defended his detectives against the assertion of a prominent national missing children's agency that police classified Jahmeshia Conner as a runaway.