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Police seek missing boy and mother

May 22, 2019 GMT

KANKAKEE — Investigators are looking for 7-year-old Jahriese Jones and his mother, Portia J. Coble, both of Kankakee.

The two have been missing since May 11 when Coble stopped by her mother’s house in the 700 block of North Harrison Avenue.

Coble’s mother, Shenetris R. Bell, reported them missing to police on Monday.

According to a police report, Bell said that she didn’t call police earlier because “she believed and still does believe that she will be able to locate her daughter and juvenile grandson.”

Coble’s mother has custody of Jehriese and three siblings. Coble has documented mental health issues, according to Bell.


At approximately 4 p.m. on May 11, Jehriese was inside his grandmother’s fenced in front yard. The grandmother said her daughter was outside the fence.

The grandmother said she went inside the house for a short time and when she came out her daughter and Jehriese were gone.

Coble last lived in the 400 block of South Dearborn Avenue. There was no answer when an officer went to the home.

Jehriese has not been to school since May 10, according to police.

Jahriese is an African-American juvenile boy, stands 4 feet, 4 inches, weighs 35 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes.

Coble is an African-American woman, stands 5 feet, 8 inches, weighs 165 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who has seen them or know of their whereabouts are urged to call police at 815-933-0417 or 815-933-0426.