Cheyann L. Klus

Klus, circa 2017; Some of Klus's tattoos

  • Missing Since 12/01/2017
  • Missing From Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race White
  • Age 22 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'4, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Klus has a tattoo of a word on her pinky finger. She multiple tattoos on her right arm, including an Indian head on her upper arm at her shoulder, and a tattoo of a skull, a pink rose and a word in script lettering on the inside of her forearm. Photos of some of her tattoos are posted with this case summary. Klus's ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Klus was last seen in Downers Grove, Illinois on December 1, 2017. She had gone to visit a friend, Brian Biddle, at his home, taking only her laptop and possibly some extra clothing. The friend said they were drinking and partying and Klus was acting normally.

About a day and a half after she left, just after dawn, Klus repeatedly texted another friend asking to be picked up. Her friend didn't see the messages until twenty minutes later. He texted and called her, but she never responded. Biddle said he went to sleep for eighteen hours and when he woke up, she was gone.

On December 11, a 911 call was made on her phone, but the caller hung up without speaking a word, and it's unclear whether the called was Klus. The 911 call pinged off a phone tower at the 86-acre Mallard Lake Forest Preserve, twenty miles from Biddle's house and eighteen miles from Klus's house. Multiple searches of the preserve turned up no sign of her.

It's not uncharacteristic of Klus to drop out of sight for a few days or a week at a time, but she's never been gone for this long. Her loved ones stated she was depressed over her mother's death at the time of her disappearance. The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear and her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • DuPage County Sheriff's Office 630-407-2569

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 10, 2018; casefile added.