Hundreds attend vigil for missing Indiana women Kristy Kelley & Joelle Lockwood | WISH-TV

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BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A few hundred people gathered at a prayer vigil for women missing in southwestern Indiana.

One of the missing women is a 27-year-old mother of two children who was last seen nearly a week ago.

Many in the crowd outside the Warrick County Courthouse in Boonville lit candles and wore ribbons during Wednesday evening’s vigil.

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Indianapolis, IN – Missing persons search held to train rescue crews | WISH-TV

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Missing person’s searches often take place in the city limits, but the effort takes a rough turn if it’s needed in the woods.

On Saturday, rescue crews from in and around Marion County held their first ever mock exercise preparing for just that: searching for someone in a rugged, unmapped area.

“We have horse patrol out here, we have our helicopter, K-9, bomb squad,” said IMPD Deputy Chief Bill Lorah.

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NYPD conducts missing child drill in Mariners Harbor (with photos) |

STATEN ISLAND- The NYPD conducted a joint mobilization exercise to find a missing child at the Mariners Harbor Houses Friday night, according to Det. Mary Kelly.

Police officers from the 121 Precinct, auxiliary officers from all four precincts, emergency responders and a team of civilians participated in the hour-long drill, Kelly said.

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Search Continues For Kyle Kinnamon, missing Man Last Seen Monday « CBS Baltimore

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PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The search continues for a missing man in last seen in Baltimore County.

Kyle Kinnamon, 28, was last seen Monday at the 7-Eleven on Harford Road in Parkville returning movies to a Redbox.

He is about 5’10” and 190 pounds with blue eyes and short hair.

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Female body found near missing teen Alexandria Chery’s search site at Osceola-Polk county line | News – Home

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Shortly after Orange County deputies say a female decomposed body was found on Friday near the search site of a missing 16-year-old girl, investigators named the girl’s mother’s boyfriend the prime suspect in her disappearance.

Authorities were searching an area near intersection of South Lake Wilson Road and Jahna Mine Road Friday morning for Alexandria Chery, 16, when they received a report from landscapers about discovering a body in a wooded area near ChampionsGate Reunion.

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Frys store holds drill simulating a missing child incident – FOX 10 News |

PHOENIX (KSAZ) – It can be a terrifying experience for any parent, their child has wandered away or worse, been abducted while out shopping.

But one local chain has a plan in place for these situations. And Fry’s grocery stores held a drill for employees, to help train them on what’s known as the Code Adam system.

“Attention all associates, all associates, we have a Code Adam, Code Adam, 3-year-old boy wearing a white t-shirt,” said an employee over the intercom.

With the grocery chain seeing nearly three million customers a week, it feels it’s employees know what to do during an emergency.

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How Race Plays a Role in the Search for Missing Children of Color – The Root

A few weeks ago while attending the American Black Film Festival in New York City, I witnessed the short film Muted. Written by Brandi Ford, featuring Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson and Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and directed by Rachel Goldberg, Muted was only 20 minutes long, but the offering sat on my chest like a lump of steel for days afterward.

In the film a sweet, loving and creative African-American girl, Crystal Gladwell (Daniele Watts), leaves her home in the morning to go to school and is never seen alive again. Gleaned from the experiences of real African-American families forced to endure such terrible circumstances, Muted’s plot is an accurate depiction of what black families searching for their lost children can expect. A side storyline includes a white teenage girl, abducted at the same time, who is featured on the local evening news. Meanwhile, Crystal’s mother (Wilson) has to beg local journalists to cover the story, to no avail.

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Holiday marks one year since family saw missing woman Amanda Romine | WDTN

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN)– Amanda Romine was reported missing last summer, and family members hold onto memories of July 4, 2013, the last time they saw her alive.

Sister, Aliya Lindsey, said Romine’s disappearance was especially hard after their mother died unexpectedly last August.

“We go straight from burying our mother, out searching for our sister.”

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‘ID the Missing’ event is Thursday in Wayne County, MI| News – Home

DETROIT – Anyone who is missing a loved one has the chance Thursday to try to get some answers.

The Michigan State Police, Detroit police, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office and The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System at the a University of North Texas will be holding its third “ID the Missing” event at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office — which is located at 1300 E. Warren Ave. in Detroit.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Have you seen this ‘baby?’ NYPD enlists dozens of civilians for missing child drills |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — If Jane were a 14-month-old baby girl who was lost somewhere in New Brighton, she would have been found, safe and sound, in about 20 minutes.

Jane, it turns out, is an inanimate piece of plastic.

But that didn’t stop more than 60 searchers, police officers and civilians alike, from fanning out around the Richmond Terrace Houses last week as part of a “missing child” drill run by the NYPD.

The drill, which took place on Wednesday night, is the second such operation launched by NYPD brass on Staten Island. On May 21, a similar scene played out at the Berry Houses complex in Dongan Hills.

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