Missing Mundelein teen found
Paulina Scedrinaite, a 16-year-old sophomore at Mundelein High School, went missing on Sunday while attending a soccer camp at University of Illinois at Chicago. | Special for Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 5, 2013 7:21AM
MUNDELEIN — A 16-year-old missing girl from Mundelein was found apparently unharmed on Monday, after she disappeared day earlier while attending a soccer camp at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Chicago police would not say how Paulina Scedrinaite, a sophomore at Mundelein High School, went missing. But they said she seemed unharmed and healthy. Her family could not be reached for comment after she was found.
Paulina’s mother, Sandra Scedrina, said earlier her daughter was enrolled in a weekly soccer camp that meets every Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m. The family had not heard from the girl since she was dropped off an hour before practice. Paulina also left her cell phone at home, Scedrina said.
UIC spokesman Mark Rosati said campus police had camera footage at the facility showing Paulina entering the building at 6:11 p.m. and leaving out a different door at 6:30 p.m., Scedrina said.
Paulina’s family said she does not have any friends who attend UIC or who live outside Mundelein, Scedrina added.
The Mundelein Police Department assisted UIC campus police in the case, and Mundelein Deputy Chief John Monahan said while she was missing they had “no information that suggests anything bad has happened to her.”
The Scedrina family had posted photos of Paulina and details of her disappearance on Facebook, and the post spread quickly Monday.