Police: Missing Woman In Contact With Unknown Male « CBS Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — State police in Westmoreland County are asking for the public’s help finding a missing woman who disappeared earlier this month without her medication.

Police have labeled 23-year-old Alexandra Cycyk as an endangered missing person.

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NC – Lincoln County authorities still searching for woman missing for 3 years | WSOC-TV

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. – It’s been three years since Toasha Nicole Rice, also known as Nikki Green on her Facebook page, was last seen leaving a friend’s home on Eaker Road in western Lincoln County.

She got into a black, four-door sedan with a white female driver on May 26, 2014, and has not been seen since.

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Missing teen cases often hampered by misinformation | ydr.com

When 16-year-old Madison Krumrine went missing on March 23, the news spread quickly.

There were suspicions, expressed on and circulated by social media, mostly Facebook, that foul play was afoot. She was last seen at 8:30 p.m. that Thursday evening and did not show up for classes the next morning at South Western Senior High School. She had left her cellphone behind, leading to speculation that, perhaps, something terrible had happened to her.

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FL – Parents turn to Facebook after son goes missing after party | WTSP.com

Parents are looking for their son via social media after he did not come home from a party on Friday evening.

According to Pamela Behringer, her son Nick left a party around midnight on July 1, and was suppose to meet up a friend’s house but never showed.

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NC – Lincoln County woman missing for 2 years | The Charlotte Observer

Authorities said Tuesday they have exhausted all leads in trying to find a Lincoln County woman last seen in May 2014.

Toasha Nicole Rice, also known as Nikki Green on her Facebook page, was last seen leaving a friend’s home on Eaker Road in western Lincoln County on May 26. She got into a black four-door sedan with a white female driver.

Sheriff’s detectives said they interviewed family members and various people Rice, then 27, was known to associate with, but no one has seen her.

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VA – Short Pump Middle student Kourtney Christopher is missing after Facebook conversations | WTVR.com

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Kourtney Christopher, an 8th grade student at Short Pump Middle School, is missing. Her mother Verna said she believed her 14-year-old girl ran away Tuesday while visiting relatives in Richmond’s Highland Park neighborhood. Kourtney was last seen Tuesday night at a home in the 3000 block of 5th Avenue in Richmond, her mother said.

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How Facebook and Twitter changed missing child searches | The Guardian

Every three minutes a child is reported missing in the UK; across the EU that number rises to one child every two minutes. In the US, the FBI recorded almost 467,000 missing children in 2014, which is close to one reported every minute.

In the US, milk cartons, posters, flyers, meetings and traditional news reports formed the main missing child search channels until 1996, when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed up with local police to develop a warning system that interrupted regular programming on television and radio broadcasts, and highway signs.

The service, Amber Alert, is used only for the most serious of cases, sending out messages via email, text, traffic signs and digital billboards, as well as through Twitter and Facebook.

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