Warsaw man in Hancock County Jail after Quincy teen, missing for nearly three months, is found

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Nicholas Foster | Photo courtesy of Hancock County Jail

WARSAW, Ill. — A Warsaw man is in the Hancock County Jail after a teenage girl from Quincy was located.

The Quincy Police Department took a missing person report on May 22 regarding a 14-year-old girl. A news release was sent May 26 requesting the public’s assistance in locating the girl.  

Detectives assigned to the Quincy Police Department’s juvenile division since have been investigating the girl’s disappearance. Multiple search warrants have been executed on various social media, phone and other Internet-based companies developing leads attempting to pinpoint the girl’s location. 

The juvenile detectives, working in conjunction with several members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, conducted multiple interviews on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and searched multiple houses in Carthage and Warsaw. The teenage girl was found at approximately 1:30 p.m. at 350 Van Buren in Warsaw and taken into protective custody. She was transported to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and turned over to her guardians. 

The resident of 350 Van Buren, Nicholas Foster, had just left but was located shortly after at a family member’s residence in Warsaw. Foster, 20, was arrested on an unrelated warrant from Lee County, Iowa for third-degree sexual abuse. 

Foster was transported to the Hancock County Sheriff’s office, interviewed and lodged in the Hancock County Jail on the Lee County warrant.  The investigation continues into possible charges related to the girl’s disappearance.   

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