22 year-old Cheyann Klus has been missing since December 1st, 2017. Around the time of her disappearance, Cheyann was going through a rough time in her life. Her mother had passed away a month earlier, and according to her friends, Cheyann was very depressed after her mother’s death. However, she had recently started seeing a 38 year-old man named Brian Biddle who appeared to be helping her through her grief. Much like Cheyann, Brian liked to party—despite the fact that he was over 15 years older than her.
A few days before her disappearance, Brian sent an Uber to pick Cheyann up and bring her to his home in Chicago. The two apparently partied together all day and all night. During that time, Cheyann was texting back and forth with her friend Chad Chanapai, who said that Cheyann seemed to be her normal, happy self. About a day and a half later, things changed. Chad started receiving a flurry of texts from Cheyann around 2am asking to be picked up. When he tried to call Cheyann back about 20 minutes later, she wasn’t responding. Chad then got in touch with Brian, who told him that he had been asleep for 18 hours and when he woke up, Cheyann was gone.
After days passed without any sign of Cheyann, her family knew something was wrong. Cheyann hadn’t updated any of her social media accounts, which was quite uncharacteristic of her. It was also unusual for her to be out of touch with her family and friends. Then, 12 days after Cheyann vanished, a phone call to 911 was made from her phone. The caller hung up before the operator could say anything. It is still unclear if Cheyann herself made the call, or if it was somebody else in possession of her phone. The call pinged off a tower near Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, located around 20 miles away from Cheyann and Brian’s respective homes. That area was searched, but it is unclear if anything significant was found.
Many people believe that Brian had something to do with Cheyann’s disappearance, since he was the last person known to have been with her. However, detectives working the case are currently not calling Brian a suspect. He has reportedly been cooperative and they have not found any evidence that he knows what happened to her.
Meanwhile, Cheyann remains missing and police are looking for leads. If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office at (630) 407-2569.
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