Why most missing children and runaways won’t get an Amber Alert | KJCT8

COLUMBIA & RICHMOND Co., Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — It’s not all the time you’ll see an Amber Alert pop up on your phone.

It’s even less frequent the Amber Alert is from your area, but that doesn’t mean less children are going missing or running away.

“They are reported everyday,” said Daniel Gaston, an investigator in Columbia County, Geogia. “If we issued Amber Alerts every time a child went missing, your phone will be constantly going off.”

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Missing Children Fast Facts – KPAX.com

(CNN) — Here is some background information about missing children in the United States. There are several different types of missing children: runaways, family abductions, lost or “thrown away” and non-family abductions. Recent advances in technology, communications through public alerts and greater cooperation from law enforcement have helped solve many cases quickly.

Statistics:
The most recent study published by the Department of Justice, from 2002, reported that of the 797,500 children reported missing in a one-year period, 203,900 were abducted by family members and 58,200 were abducted by non-relatives. One-hundred and fifteen were classified as being taken by a stranger.

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What to do when a loved one goes missing | WQAD.com

ONEIDA, Illinois — At any given time in America, more than 90,000 people are missing, leaving friends and families left wondering what to do.

Megan Foglesong’s family is one of thousands searching for answers. It’s been 14 months since Foglesong’s stepmother and grandmother last heard from her.

“The last time I talked to her was the day before Thanksgiving,” said Megan’s stepmother, Dawn Foglesong.

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MS – VIDEO: Missing Person Cold Cases | WCBI

ITTAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- There are as many as 100 thousand active missing persons cases in the U.S. at any given time…

Startling statistics that, if enough time passes, don’t always have the best outcome.

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OK – OSBI continues search for missing woman | muskogeephoenix.com

Agents with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have made more than 140 investigative reports on a missing Eufaula woman, but they need more tips.

Peggy McGuire was last seen a year ago — Nov. 16, 2015. She had dropped her then 8-year-old son off at school.

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Missing persons cases not easy

MANSFIELD­ – No law enforcement officer wants to face a family angry at police after a missing persons report ends in tragedy.

North central Ohio police chiefs and sheriffs were asked to talk about departmental protocols for follow-up on reports of missing adults, in the wake of family criticism of Ashland and Huron County law enforcement agencies Tuesday after the bodies of two missing women — Stacey Stanley, 42, and Elizabeth Griffith, 29,— were found in a Covert Court house in Ashland.

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Runaways make up the majority of the missing | journalstar.com

On Aug. 14, 2014, two days after the start of 15-year-old Lucero Najera Portillo’s sophomore year at North Star High School, she got into an argument with her mom and took off.

She left on foot, no suitcase, no plans. She was just gone, one more case in a long and fluid list of the young and the missing.

She is 17 now and still missing, her persistent absence both a rarity and a troubling example of the challenges of finding runaways — young people who leave home and don’t want to be found.

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