What you need to know about missing persons cases

SAN ANTONIO – When it comes to reporting someone missing, age is not an issue. Time and details — no matter how small — matter.

Courtney Weyrich works with the San Antonio Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit to help find people reported missing. She has debunked her share of bad beliefs about these cases.

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Details on how Amber and Silver alerts impact finding missing people

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A young boy reported missing Monday is back home with his family tonight. 12-year-old Javon Telford was found Tuesday afternoon on Kristin Drive at a park.

Telford was last seen around 10 p.m. Sunday night walking down Kristin Drive.

Incidents similar to this one has 9 On Your Side looking more into the difference between Amber and Silver alerts.

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Police Seek Teens Missing from Rectory School | NBC Connecticut

State police have issued silver alerts for two missing teenagers from Pomfret.

Police said in a phone call to residents that Eli Swan, 14, and Alina Grace-Newsome, 14, went missing from the Rectory School Thursday.

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CT – Police Search for Missing Hamden Teens | Patch

Silver Alerts have been issued for two Hamden teenagers who were reported missing on Wednesday.

They are both considered endangered runaways and it wasn’t immediately clear if they were expected to be together.

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Man wants change to silver alerts after mother goes missing | News – Home

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local man wants the state to change its guidelines on silver alerts after his mother was reported missing and is now on life support in the hospital, days after being found.

The 84-year-old woman was missing for almost three days and was found in terrible condition. Her son said that Friday he will have to take her off life support at the hospital.

William Parks wanted to share his story because he said he was told that there was a silver alert issued for his mother, but found out that the alert was never issued.

Parks said he is very emotional right now because of the big decision he has to make about his mother’s life and said he doesn’t want anyone to go through what he did over the past week.

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Silver Alert issued for missing Fayetteville, NC woman – Fayetteville Observer: Crime & Courts

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Shelia Maynerd.

Maynerd, 60, of Fayetteville, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, a news release said.

She is 5-foot-7 and weighs 165 pounds. Maynerd has short, black hair and brown eyes.

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Samuel Foley & Carolyn Lindsey, Teens Missing for Months Found Safe | NBC Connecticut


Two Connecticut teenagers missing for a few months have been found safe.

Samuel Foley, 16, of Clinton, and Carolyn Lindsey, of Trumbull, were both located on Friday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania “with the assistance of family members.”

Police have canceled Silver Alerts for Foley and Lindsey. Both were found in “good health” and Foley is back with his family.

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CT – Missing teens Sam Foley & Carolyn Lindsey get national attention on Nancy Grace, aired Dec. 9 – News – Shoreline Times

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The case of missing Clinton teenager, Sam Foley, 17, and his girlfriend, Carolyn Lindsey, 16, of Trumbull got national attention, for the second time, Dec. 9, during the HNL show, “Nancy Grace.”

“I’m always deeply concerned when missing teens are branded ‘runaways’,” said host Nancy Grace through a spokesman. “No one seems to focus on their disappearances. My fear is that while Carolyn Lindsey may have ‘run away,’ initially, as the days drag on I am increasingly concerned for her safety, as are her parents. We plan to stay on this story.”

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Virginia State Crime Commission endorses bill for missing person alerts – Fredericksburg.com: News

RICHMOND–In the wake of the tragic disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Virginia State Crime Commission has endorsed a dozen proposals to improve the state’s ability to respond to missing person cases.

On Tuesday, the commission unanimously supported three recommendations that are expected to be combined into one bill to be considered by the 2015 session of the General Assembly.

Delegate Charniele L. Herring, a Democrat representing Alexandria, volunteered to put forth the bill that would close the gap in the state’s missing persons laws.

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CT – Police continue search for missing Clinton teens Sam Foley & Carolyn Lindsey

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MADISON >> When Grove School students Sam Foley and Carolyn Lindsey went missing, the educational community was shocked and concerned, along with the teens’ family and friends.

The College Preparatory Therapeutic Boarding School, founded in 1934 in Madison, has never dealt with any situation like this, according to Executive Director Peter Chorney.

“Grove School strives to be a therapeutic milieu for young people who are experiencing emotional and learning challenges that affect the quality of their lives,” according to the school’s website, (www.groveschool.org).

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