Boyd asked for prayers for all those involved and said the family wants privacy.
The family was "overwhelmed and surprised" by the public attention, he said. This should never have happened," he said, thanking Streamwood and Chicago police for their help.
A Go Fund Me fundraising web page set up for the victim had raised more than ,000 as of 10 p.m. "We're just happy he's home," said a woman who was among those who met the media. The victim's parents, who live in Crystal Lake, had reported him missing to Streamwood police on Monday afternoon after his mother dropped him off Saturday afternoon to meet up with Hill at a Mc Donald's restaurant at Schaumburg and Barrington roads near the Schaumburg and Streamwood border, according to police.
Streamwood police tried to contact Hill and friends of the victim but couldn't locate the young man.
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On Tuesday morning, they went to an apartment, also on the West Side, where a play fight escalated into horrific, hourslong abuse, 28 minutes of which were streamed live on Facebook.
Hill stopped living with her about two months ago, which is when she last talked to him, Ludington said. "I tried to get help for him a long time ago." Priscilla Covington, the sisters' grandmother, said she raised one of them since she was a baby.
The young woman "had her ups and downs" but is "a good person," she said.
The two knew each other from attending the same school in Aurora, they said. Saturday asking to be picked up at a friend's house, without saying where, the police report states.
The victim's mother told police she started driving toward the Mc Donald's in Schaumburg but turned around five minutes later when her son called her back to say his friend's parents said he could spend the night there.
Hill's grandmother, Michelle Ludington of Streamwood, said she was surprised to hear about what her grandson is accused of doing.