Kankakee police: Missing boy, mom found safe

May 28, 2019

KANKAKEE — The Kankakee boy and mother who had been missing since May 11 have been found safe, according to Kankakee Police via Facebook.

Jahriese Jones, 7, and his mother, Portia Coble, are currently with investigators as of 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

A message was left with Kankakee police for further information.

The two were reported missing on May 20 by Coble’s mother, Shenetris R. Bell.

According to a police report, Bell said 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 Jahriese and three siblings. Coble has documented mental health issues, according to Bell.

At 4 p.m. May 11, Jahriese was inside his grandmother’s fenced in front yard in the 700 block of North Harrison Avenue. 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 Jahriese were gone.

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