Two arrested in missing teen case from Sturgeon Bay

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UPDATE: March 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation have arrested two men in their connection with this missing person case.

Zerie Baker and Richard Whiting were arrested for soliciting a child for prostitution and child enticement. 

 Baker is being held on $30,000 cash bond and Whiting is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

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UPDATE: March 17th, 2017

17-year-old Louis Amelinckx was found early Friday morning in Chicago.

He was taken to a hospital for evaluation and is currently with his mother.

Police have been searching for the Sturgeon Bay teen all week as he made his way to Green bay, then Oshkosh, then to Milwaukee.

It is unknown if he sustained any injuries while he was missing.

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UPDATE: March 16, 2017

Police say a woman gave Amelinckx a ride from Oshkosh to Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon. She dropped him off in a McDonald’s parking lot at the corner of 25th and National. 

He was said to be wearing a black jaket and a gray baseball-type hat and carrying a backpack. 

The woman said that he did not seem to be in any distress. 

If you have any information, you are urged to contact police. 

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Police need your help finding a missing teen from Sturgeon Bay.

Louis Jefferson Amelinckx, 17, was reported missing Monday after he left Sturgeon Bay with two men. 

Amelinckx was last seen wearing a black jacket. He is believed to have traveled to a Green Bay apartment where he stayed several hours before traveling to Oshkosh. 

Captain Dan Brinkman with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department says that this started as a runaway situation, but when officers were in contact with him Tuesday, they made this a missing person’s case. He said that officers were texting who they believe to be Louis, and he lead police to believe he was in a dangerous situation. He stated he was in a dark room and then police asked him to try to escape and text back with a description of his surroundings. They later received a text message that everything was just a big misunderstanding. 

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are working alongside Sturgeon Bay Police in this case. 

If you have any information, you are urged to contact police. 

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