Candace Parker's grandmother reported missing in Illinois

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The grandmother of Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker was reported missing Monday around the Huntley, Illinois, area outside Chicago after she failed to arrive at a family member's home.

Joan Potter, 82, last spoke to a relative at 11:15 a.m. Monday, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing police. She was expected to stop by for a visit later that afternoon but never showed up.

Potter's son reported her missing at 6:57 p.m. after family went to check on her and noticed Potter's car missing from her northwest suburban Chicago home, police said.

"Everyone please my family needs your help," Parker wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. "Our Grandmother is missing and we desperately want to find her and bring her home safely."

The WNBA star also posted to Twitter with details of her grandmother's vehicle.

Potter was reported missing once before in 2014 but returned home after a few hours,Huntley Deputy Police Chief Mike Klunk said.

Foul play is not suspected at this time, according to the Daily Herald.