Why some teens are ‘at risk’ while others are simply considered missing – LA Times

When 16-year-old Kimberly Arteaga went missing three years ago, she wasn’t considered to be “at risk.”

How that determination was made was called into question this week when investigators revealed that human remains found in a park in southern Chula Vista in January were those of the Lemon Grove girl. She had been killed.

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CA – Relatives of Missing Woman Danielle Bertolini Claim Her Remains Have Been Identified; Sheriff’s Office Cannot Confirm | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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A Facebook page set up to bring attention to the cases of two missing local women is claiming that human remains found on the banks of the Eel near Ferndale in March have been identified as belonging to one of them – Danielle Bertolini, a 23-year-old Fortuna resident who went missing in February 2014.

“The skull found in eel river a couple months ago has been confirmed by DNA that it is my daughter Danielle,” reads a message posted earlier this afternoon in the Help Find Sheila Franks and Danielle Bertolini Facebook group, which was set up by members of the two women’s families. “REST IN PEACE SWEET ANGEL”

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Torrington, CT police still searching for missing woman

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TORRINGTON >> Police are asking for help in locating a missing 19-year-old.

Christina Bessette, whom police have classified as an at-risk teen, was last seen in Torrington on May 2. She may have been seen in Winsted on May 6 around 6 p.m., but police are not positive it was Bessette that was spotted.

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Program Used to Find Missing At-Risk People Now Online | NBC 7 San Diego

A program that helps locate at-risk missing people will now be accessible online.

“Take Me Home,” a San Diego Sheriff’s Department program, helps locate missing at-risk people by accessing a database with their information. It is a free and confidential database service for law enforcement and members of the public.

Members of the public and loved ones can register their family members or themselves for that database. Prior to the launch of the database, people would have to print out an application and take it to a Sheriff’s facility to register the person for the program.

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Missing man, 69, last seen in New Brunswick, NJ

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The New Jersey State Police and the New Brunswick Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with locating a missing “at risk” person.

John McConey, 69, is described as a black male, 5-foot-6, 150 pounds, with green eyes, grey hair and a scar on his chest from recent heart surgery.

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CA – Silver Alert issued for Carl Douglas Handy, at-risk man missing since Feb. 26

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Turlock police say a local 71-year-old man considered at risk has not been seen nor heard from since Feb. 26.

Sgt. Stephen Webb said Carl Douglas Handy is 5 feet 5 inches tall, 170 pounds, with gray hair and hazel eyes. The last sighting of him was in the 3000 block of Washington Boulevard in Turlock that Thursday.

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Device to make Missing Person Searches more efficient

Tampa, Florida – Imagine that moment of panic when you can’t find someone you love, and they could be in danger.

It’s something no one ever wants to experience, but sadly, people live it every day. There is a national program called SafetyNet that’s saving people’s lives right here in Tampa Bay and bringing people home to their families.

A SafetyNet tracking bracelet is key for people with a medical condition or are at risk of wandering. Kids, older people and veterans can put it on, and deputies say it can help them.

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