Missing in Texas — Have You Seen Them?
I wrote an article back in July about missing kids in the state of Texas. Sadly, there are a lot of them. So, I decided to update the list. This time, the list has a lot of kids that went missing many years ago. Their photos have been digitally age-progressed to show what they might look like today. Take a look at the pictures and see if you recognize any of them.
Some of these kids might be runaways but some, like I said, have been missing for years. The runaways may not even realize that there are people out there who love them and want them safely home. I can't help but get emotional as I read the missing posters of this group. It's heartbreaking, but it's important to look at these pictures. I pray these people will be found.
According to the National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children:
In 2015 there were more than 13,000 cases of missing kids in Texas alone.
- 86 percent endangered runaways.
- 10 percent family abductions.
- 2 percent lost, injured or otherwise missing children.
- 1 percent non family abductions.
- 1 percent critically missing young adults, ages 18 to 20.
AMBER Alerts have successfully recovered 822 children, including 30 recoveries credited to the wireless emergency alert program.
For a full list of the missing in Texas and in other states click here.
You can also check the missingkids.com website as well.
If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The 24 hour Hotline is 1-800-THE-LOST. (1-800-843-5678).