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Missing Persons

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  • Facebook introduces Amber Alerts

    Facebook introduces Amber Alerts
    Facebook is introducing Amber Alerts to its mobile and desktop platform, the social network announced on Tuesday. Amber Alerts, a broadcast emergency response sent out by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, are traditionally...
  • Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

    Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. Facebook Inc. is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send the alerts to users' mobile phones if they...
  • Illinois pulls wards from Sadie Waterford Manor residential center

     Illinois pulls wards from Sadie Waterford Manor residential center
    State child welfare officials have removed all juvenile state wards from a troubled south suburban residential treatment center after Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart angrily complained that girls were frequently running away, then being sexually assaulted or...
  • Missing child alert: Teen girl may be with 20-year-old

    Missing child alert: Teen girl may be with 20-year-old
    A statewide missing-child alert was issued today for a 16-year-old girl who vanished and may be with a 20-year-old man with a criminal record from South Florida. Samantha Delgado last seen in the 1000 block of NW 45th Avenue in Miami, the Florida...
  • Temple students unearth story of former slaves who once live in Jersey village

    Among the 15,400 artifacts Temple University archaeology students unearthed at Timbuctoo, N.J. — a buried village of freed and runaway slaves along Rancocas Creek — was a tiny, cast-iron buffalo. "There was also a little gun and a wagon...
  • 1 dead, 1 missing in Lake Jesup airboat accident

    1 dead, 1 missing in Lake Jesup airboat accident
    (An earlier version of this story had the incorrect year for a previous accident that killed two boaters.) A Lake Jesup boating accident resulted in one fatality, one missing person, and two others injured, according to Seminole County Fire Rescue Chief...
  • As trial nears in Etan Patz's '79 disappearance, impact echoes for missing-child advocates

    His 6-year-old face became a symbol of parents' darkest fear, animating a national push to find lost children and a cultural shift toward hypervigilant child rearing. As a suspect in Etan Patz's disappearance heads to trial 35 years later, missing-...
  • Missing boy Etan Patz murder trial jury selection

    NEW YORK — His 6-year-old face became a symbol of parents' darkest fear, animating a national push to find lost children and a cultural shift toward hypervigilant child rearing. As a suspect in Etan Patz's disappearance heads to trial 35 years...
  • Violence, runaways a problem at residential centers across the U.S.

     Violence, runaways a problem at residential centers across the U.S.
    Six years after the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that youths were beaten and abused inside residential treatment centers across the country, the mistreatment and violence continue amid inconsistent oversight by government agencies, an...
  • Out Of The Shadows: Sex-Trafficking A Threat to Runaway Connecticut Teens

    Out Of The Shadows: Sex-Trafficking A Threat to Runaway Connecticut Teens
    When Hartford police officer Deborah Scates busted a locally based child sex-trafficking ring in 2007, sending Dennis Paris of Middletown and accomplice Brian Forbes to federal prison for coercing drug-addled minors to perform acts sex for money, it...
  • Body found in Ocklawaha River

    Body found in Ocklawaha River
    Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies were looking for a missing person when a body was found around 4 pm on Sunday in a river nearby, Sheriff Chris Blair said in a statement. Though the body has yet to be forsenically identified by the medical...