Update on Missing Hanover, Illinois Juvenile: Persons of Interest Identified, Search Continues
According to a press release from Hanover Police, it has now been confirmed that Tamula Ware (the missing juvenile from Hanover, IL) is traveling with her father, Michael Ware, and possibly Timothy Brandenburg to an unknown destination.
Michael Ware currently has shared custody with Tamula’s mother.
At the time of this press release, Michael Ware and Timothy Brandenburg both have outstanding warrants for their arrest for incidents unrelated to this.
Law Enforcement believes they are traveling in a Tan 2000-2005 Chevy Impala with Iowa handicap license plates similar to L051. There is some evidence they are traveling Southwest towards Texas.
Although Tamula is no longer considered missing, police are still concerned with Tamula’s welfare and would like the public’s help locating her. Anyone having information on her whereabouts or the whereabouts of Michael Ware or Timothy Brandenburg, please report them to the Hanover Police department at 815-591-2100 or the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office at 815-777-2141.
Original Story Posted 10/12/2023:
According to a press release from the Hanover Police Department in Illinois, assistance is being requested of the public on information regarding a missing female juvenile.
Tamula J. Ware was last seen getting into a Gold or Tan 2000 to 2005 Chevy Impala in Hanover, Illinois on October 8th at about 4am. Tamula is a White female, 14 years of age. She stands approximately 5' 8" tall and weighs around 120 pounds. She has been described as having shorter blue hair. The photo below is the most recent photograph that was provided to police. Tamula was last seen wearing a white tank top, pink shorts and pink Nike tennis shoes.
The vehicle Tamula was observed getting into is pictured below. It is believed to be a 2000 to 2005 light brown or gold chevy Impala. The vehicle has a spoiler on the trunk lid and is missing both rear hub caps. A partial IOWA handicap registration similar to L051 was observed from a surveillance camera.
Tamula is believed to be with the male and female in the photographs below. They are unidentified at this time.
This Chevy Impala was last seen on the North side of Dubuque, Iowa during the early morning hours of October 8th, 2023. Anyone having information on her whereabouts, or the unidentified male or female should report them to the Hanover Police department at 815-591-2100, the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office at 815-777-2141, or Dubuque & Jo Daviess County Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117.
Remember, the first 72 hours are the most critical in a search for a missing person. We've now hit the 4th day of this search. It's important to understand in the case of an abduction an amber alert could be issued. However, in the case of a runaway child an Amber Alert will not be used. In all cases, Social media has become a huge asset to safely recovering people, purely due to the ease of spreading the message. Be diligent and keep an eye out.
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