National Missing Children’s Day: 5 Ways to Keep Children Safe |

In 1983, Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day. All month long, WUSA9 has shared faces of missing children from our area in in hopes of helping to bring them home. Here are 5 ways keep your children safe & join WUSA9 in raising awareness of missing children in our area

1. Talk honestly to your kids about protecting themselves
Former President of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Ernie Allen, encourages parents to talk candidly with their children about safety. Role playing exercises could help kids protect themselves if they’re confronted with immediate threats or predators.

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MO – Remains of missing Sunset Hills woman discovered; husband charged with murder | Law and order |

SUNSET HILLS • Prosecutors filed a second-degree murder charge Wednesday against the husband of a missing Sunset Hills woman after finding her body this week in a shallow grave in a remote part of Missouri.

John Kevin McLaughlin, 58, was held in lieu of $2 million cash-only bail.

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Why do we seldom hear about missing black children? – The Denver Post

They are strangers whose faces and names we know intimately; JonBenét Ramsey, Elizabeth Smart, Dylan Redwine, Caylee Anthony. They are other people’s children, but we worry for them, pray for them. In addition to being young and innocent, these well-known names have something else in common.

All are white.

Why would the race of a missing child matter? Getting any child who is in danger into the arms of the people who will ensure their safety is the top priority. Finding a missing child requires the coordinated efforts of family, law enforcement and the media, two institutions not historically known for favoring minorities, particularly blacks. Why does it seem a select few missing children get all the national coverage?

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CUE Center for Missing Persons hold community event | WSLS

ROCKY MOUNT (WSLS10) – Sunday will mark two years since Chris Douthat went missing from Vinton.

The Community United Effort, CUE Center for Missing Persons is working on his case and other people who disappear. Workers held an event in Rocky Mount for families of the missing.

Christopher Douthat’s mom, Mary said CUE has helped her by raising awareness about her missing son.

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Fireball Run looks for missing kids

Amid the fun and friendly competition of The Fireball Run, a 2,000-mile adventure road rally that winds up Saturday in Cocoa Beach, there is a serious message: We need to bring more awareness to the search for missing children.

The Fireball Run, in its ninth year, calls itself “the race to recover America’s missing children.”

As in years past, each of the 44 teams competing in this year’s Fireball Run is assigned a missing child case to publicize along the way. Organizers credit the efforts of participants in the previous eight Fireball Runs with helping locate 44 missing children.

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8th annual Ride for Missing Children takes place

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – About 50 bicycle riders set out to raise awareness and funds for missing kids and their families.

Friday was the eighth annual Ride for Missing Children.

The ride started with an opening ceremony at the University at Albany Alumni House where Suzanne Lyall was last seen in 1998. It is now traveling all over the Capital Region at a total distance of about 100 miles.

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MO – Daughter-in-law of missing Sunset Hills woman remembers Linda

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It’s a mystery that’s lasted nearly three months. There’s still no sign of a missing grandmother from Sunset Hills.

Sunday night, for the first time, the family member who first noticed Linda McLaughlin was missing shared her story.

Linda’s daughter-in-law, Renee McLaughlin, was the one who first discovered that Linda wasn’t home anymore.

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