Smithville, TX woman Christine Mohler reported missing | www.statesman.com

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Smithville police are investigating the disappearance of a woman who has gone missing after officials say she didn’t report to work at her job at a Bastrop fast food restaurant.

Officials said 25-year-old Christine Mohler of Smithville, a cashier at the Bastrop KFC at Chestnut and Texas 95, has been officially listed as “missing” since Thursday, Aug. 7, though family members say she’s been out of touch for more than a week.

“She supposedly lived with her parents in Smithville, but had been staying with someone in Bastrop,” said Detective Jad Hubbard with the Smithville Police Department. “We’re following up on some leads, and we’ve put her in the (Texas Department of Public Safety) missing persons database.”

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NCSO seeks missing teen Jordan Aaron | Newton Citizen

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COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a month.

Jordan Marie Aaron was last seen at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15. When her parents went to her room around 7 a.m. the next day, she was not in her bed and her red wheeled suitcase was missing from her closet, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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Police: Missing girl Desiree Wade’s posts on social media ‘of concern’ | www.wpxi.com

PITTSBURGH — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 17-year-old girl.

According to police, Desiree Wade, from Harrisburg, is currently enrolled at Job Corps in Pittsburgh.

Wade, investigators said, suffers from depression and has posted information on social media that is of concern to police.

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Search Underway for Twin Sisters Audrey & Hazel Segura Missing Since Saturday From Sylmar | KTLA 5

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Police were asking for help from the public in locating twin sisters who disappeared from their home on Saturday.

Audrey and Hazel Segura were last seen around 8 p.m. on July 5 in the 14400 block of Lyle Street in Sylmar, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Beaverton police: Missing Arizona girl Sheyenne Garnett found safe in Calif. | Local & Regional | KATU.com – Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News – Portland, Oregon

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UPDATE: Police say Sheyenne Garnett has was located safe in San Jose, California. Investigators said she was communicating with a San Jose boy who she met on social media. The boy’s father confirmed that Sheyenne was at his house.

San Jose Police were took Sheyenne into protective custody at 10:30 p.m. because she was a runaway.

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Tiffany Sessions missing: Father of missing student urges parents not to give up on missing kids – CBS News

Missing kids. 125? Or 58,200? Depending on who you ask, the numbers are all over the board.

Stranger “stereotypical” kidnappings, which tend to be more long-term kidnappings by strangers, are rare. These are situations where a child is held overnight, transported 50 miles or more, ransomed, killed or held hostage on a more permanent basis. This type of kidnapping occurs less than 150 times a year.

But non-family abductions, which are more short- term kidnappings oftentimes occurring for reasons of sex and/or robbery, are a much more prevalent problem. There are a reported 58,000 every year.

One thing is certain; all these types of abductions are serious threats to our children and can be a long and sometimes heartbreaking journey for their families.

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Police Seeking Help Locating Missing Girl Alexandra Innis, 14 « CBS Baltimore

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in Montgomery County are looking for a 14-year-old who went missing in April and stopped responding to her phone and social media accounts.

Police say 14-year-old Alexandra Innis of Silver Spring was last seen April 4. Police say she is often goes to Westfield Wheaton shopping mall and is very familiar with public transportation.

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NJ special unit unites missing people with loved ones – New Jersey Herald

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Each year between 12,000 and 14,000 New Jerseyans are reported missing and, while the outcome may not always be favorable, the vast majority of those people are located.

“Between 98 and 99-percent of those people are located, recovered or identified,” Lt. Louis Andrinopoulos, the head of head of the state police’s Missing Persons and Child Exploitation Unit, told mycentraljersey.com (http://mycj.co/1paR1Kt). “That’s because of officers’ training and their commitment to find these people.”

The Missing Persons Unit, which consists of one civilian analyst and eight troopers, was established by legislation in 1984. It is one of the few law enforcement units in the United States which comprehensively addresses the many facets of the missing persons problem.

The missing persons unit “is the clearinghouse” for the state of New Jersey,” Andrinopoulos said.

“We keep track of all the FBI’s NCIC (National Crime Information Center) entries,” he said. “We are the primary investigating agency for the Amber alerts, international abductions, also known as Hague treaties, and Safe Haven infants that are abandoned. We work with the medical examiner’s offices to try to identify unidentified deceased people.

“We have an idea of who is missing and can query databases to see if there are possible matches,” he said. “We also get involved when a local, county, state or federal agency needs assistance with cases – from a missing child to an unidentified person.”

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Time is of the essence in missing child cases – dailyadvocate.com

DARKE COUNTY – Many parents in Darke County probably don’t want to think about the ‘what if’s’, but what if a child goes missing? It’s a heart-stopping experience, one that no mother wants to think about, let alone go through, but it’s a reality, said Detective Sergeant Mike Burns, Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

Darke County has a wealth of resources available in the case of a missing child, Burns noted; help could come in the form of search and rescue dogs and horses, helicopters, Amber Alerts, and so much more, he said, as long as parents contact them right away.

“Fortunately in Darke County we haven’t had many negative results with missing kids,” Burns assured. “Parents should call us immediately, though. We treat missing kids as abductions from the get-go, as soon as dispatch receives notice.”

Burns said that if a child isn’t found within two hours, they put his or her information into a national database.

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Cleveland missing-persons investigations have seen big improvements since Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight vanished a decade ago | cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – When Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight vanished a decade ago, the Cleveland Division of Police lacked a unit dedicated to finding missing persons.

It was just one of many shortcomings in the way the city searched for thousands of Clevelanders who disappeared.

Officers filed pen-and-ink reports and shuffled mounds of paperwork instead of harnessing technology to bolster efficiency. Protocols for finding missing adults and children were sometimes nebulous, and some families complained that officers discouraged them from filing reports about disappeared loved ones.

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