Friday, November 25, 2005

NCMEC Missing Child Success Story

Just a reminder -- you could help reunite a missing child with is family just like the store clerk in the story below. Just take a moment to look at the photos on the NCMEC missing children banner posted on PointOfView316. Thanks

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Missing Child Success Story

November 18, 2005

On October 10, 2004 a man called to report his 13-year-old son was missing. The child had been living in Florida with his mother and had recently moved to California to live with his father. His mother visited with him before school started and he did not want her to leave. During his first semester of school in California, the boy’s grades had dropped and he was upset by two deaths in the family. The boy ran away without leaving a note or contacting his parents and only took a bag of clothes, food, his father's bike, and some change with him. The father believed his son might be in the local area or could be trying to find his way to his mother. NCMEC created a poster of the child and it was sent to the child’s father and his Junior High School principal. The father knew his son frequented bookstores and had distributed posters to various bookstores in the city early one day. Within four hours of the distribution, his son was seen by a store clerk and reported to the police. The child’s father called NCMEC and reported that his son had been located.

For more information about NCMEC, please call 1-800-THE-LOST® or go online to

· for child safety information, an international database of missing children, and other NCMEC resources

· for animated, 3D Internet safety games and lessons

· for reporting child pornography and sexual exploitation, including unsolicited obscene material sent to a child


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