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 | SILive.com

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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Families Of Missing Relatives Encouraged To Submit DNA At ‘Identify The Missing’ Event « CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities are urging family members of missing relatives to attend an event next week where their DNA will be logged and tested against unidentified human remains.

The “Identify the Missing” event will be held Thursday June 26 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, located at 1300 East Warren Avenue.

Families are asked to bring at least two biological donors, police reports, photos, dental records and x-rays of their missing loved ones when they attend the event.

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2 months later: Oklahoma family still searching for missing teen daughter Anne Hill | KFOR.com

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EDMOND, Okla. – It’s a somber two month anniversary for a local family still searching desperately for their missing daughter.

On April 11, 16-year-old Anne Hill left a friend’s house around midnight and never returned home.

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Family of missing girl Relisha Rudd, supporters to hold rally marking 95 days since her disappearance | WJLA.com

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) – The family of missing eight-year-old Relisha Rudd will participate in a rally Tuesday night to mark nearly 100 days since Rudd’s disappearance.

The rally, which is being organized by the Washington Interfaith Network, starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at the homeless shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital where Rudd and her family lived at the time of her disappearance.

Rudd, who has missing for 95 days, was last seen on March 1 with the shelter’s janitor, Kahlil Tatum.

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Vigil set for Nichole Burgess Tuesday » Area News » Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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CROSSVILLE — A vigil will be held Tuesday at the Cumberland County High School football field for Nikki Burgess, a native of Cumberland County who has been reported missing in Nashville. The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. Donations will be accepted to support the Burgess family and needs they may have during this time.

Nichole “Nikki” Burgess was reported missing missing May 25 after being last heard from May 23. Police searched her Hermitage home and found the house in disarray and two dogs alone in the home. Family and friends say she would not have left the pets alone for an extended period of time without proper care.

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Friends and Family Hold Vigil for Missing Woman Terri Anderson – CIProud

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PEORIA – Relatives of Terri Anderson aren’t giving up hope in the search for their loved one.

Friends and family held a vigil for Anderson in front of her home Friday evening.

Anderson was last seen on Sunday, May 18th, and family members haven’t heard from her since.

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Vigil planned for missing Morehouse student Ben Jones | www.ajc.com

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Families and friends of a Morehouse College student missing for more than a week plan to hold a prayer vigil this evening.

No one has seen 22-year-old Ben Jones since May 16 when he told family and friends he was going to pick up tickets for his school’s graduation ceremony.

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