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Missing St. Charles girl found in Chicago hospital

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A 20-year-old woman missing from St. Charles since Sunday and was later seen in Chicago, has been found at an area hospital. Police say she was not the victim of foul play.

Tanner Conroyd left her home in St. Charles about noon Sunday to drive to Illinois State University, but abandoned her car in Hinckley, according to the Kane County Sheriff's office.

Conroyd left home after an argument with family members, according to police. She was planning on enrolling for the fall semester at ISU, so her family believed that was where she was going.

Conroyd filled up her car with gas at 1 p.m. in Sugar Grove, according to the release, and was next seen at the Brown Pub on Somonauk Road in Hinckley. Police believe her car broke down there and she stayed for about three hours.

She asked an area resident for help and was given a ride to the Aurora Transportation Center, where police believe she took a train to Union Station.

She then appears to have gone to Millennium Park, where she spoke with a security guard about 10:30 p.m., according to police. She gave the guard her cell phone number so he could call to make sure she got home safely, though she had left her phone at home. Her family spoke to the guard when he called.

She was seen in Millennium Park again on Monday. On a blog dedicated to spread the word about Conroyd's disappearance, her family said that on Wednesday, she was reportedly seen in the area around State and Van Buren in the South Loop, where there is a small park. She is believed to have tried to buy a ticket at Union Station to head back to Bloomington, but was unable because tickets are $35 and she had no money.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. Thursday, the Kane County Sheriff's office was contacted by a Chicago area hospital which confirmed that Conroyd is at the facility and being treated, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office did not specify what hospital or what she was being treated for, and was not releasing any details of her condition. However, based on information they have, Conroyd is not believed to have been the victim of foul play.

Detectives were told by hospital staff that it was the media that led them to realizing who she was and led them to call with the information.

Her family said this is unusual behavior for Tanner, and think she may be suffering from some sort of psychological issue. In addition to the blog they set up a Facebook page to spread the word about her disappearance, they had planned to distribute flyers downtown Thursday.

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