Two Oak Park teens have been missing for a week

Photo credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Kelai Richardson, 15, and boyfriend Dylan Barnett, 17, have been missing since Jan. 5 and their whereabouts are still unknown, according to

The two high school students were last seen on the afternoon of Jan. 5 when they told their parents they were headed to a video game swap shop, according to Sherese Reynolds, the mother of Richardson.

Barnett’s mother said that her son’s cell phone recently displayed several phone calls to an acquaintance, age 20, that previously took him in during another disappearance. She is under the impression that this man possibly drove the teens to Tennessee where Barnett has vacationed and Richardson has family, according to

Richardson is 5 feet tall, 100 pounds and has short black hair with brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a Santa hat, a black leather Baby Phat jacket, a black shirt, grey pants and purple boots, according to police.

Barnett is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 147 pounds, and he has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red Columbia jacket, a black nylon zip-up Puma shirt, tan pants and a purple hi-top gym shoes, according to police.

If you have any information regarding Kelai Richardson or Dylan Barnett, please call the Oak Park Police at 708-386-3800.


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