Have You Seen Me- The Faces of Missing Children
This World is No Place Without the Ones that We Love
We live in a world that can be cruel. We live in a world that is not always fair. Strangers do the unthinkable to the ones that we love and cherish the most. This is no longer a world that you can allow your children to ride their bike to a friends house, as long as they are home in time for dinner.
Every day children go missing. Everyday children run away from home to have the freedom that they long for away from their parents. Some never return home. We watch the News Stories that tell the story of a child lost-a child abducted-a child missing. The News covers these stories for a day or two, then the faces of these children disappear from the T.V and are unfortunately forgotten to the public.
Parents don’t forget the curves of their child’s face. They don’t forget the love that they have for a child just because they are not in their presence.
If it was your child's story or a story of you, you would pray that some day someone would see your child and remember that they have seen them before. If it was your child you would long to hold them and kiss them again. If it was your child and your child did not come home, you would never stop looking-missing and praying for them.
Please look at some of the faces of just a few of the missing children. Please come back and look again when you begin to forget. Each child, and each person here has someone who misses them and awaits their return, if one of these stories was a story of you-you would hope that it was read too.
It should go without saying that if you have seen someone featured in this hub, please contact your local police department or the Missing Persons Bureau...it could be a matter of a child that is lost being found.
Help Bring Children Home Where They Belong
Ethan Ellis and His Mother Carla Velasco
It is said that Ethan was abducted by his mother, Carla Velasco, on October 17, 2009. There was a felony warrant issued for Carla Velasco on October 30, 2009. They may have travel to Bolivia. Ethan is Hispanic and White and also has a small chip on his front right tooth. Carla has a scar on her forehead. Please take a few additional moments to follow watch this news clipping about Ethan's abduction.
DOB: Oct 27, 2006
Missing: Oct 17, 2009
Age Now: 3
Height: 3'2" (97 cm)
Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg)
SPRING Texas United States of America
DOB: May 28, 1972
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 120 lbs (54 kg)
Ethan Ellis, abducted 10/17/2009 by Carla Isabel Velasco, aka as Carla Isabel Velasco Chavez, has been located in Bolivia. Lawsuits have been filed to have him returned but still to no avail. The Bolivian courts are not enforcing the US laws and decrees. Carla is a fugitive and has a warrant for her arrest, as does her mother, Beatriz Truitt. Carla was assisted in feeling by her family, some of whom are US citizens.
On April 18, 2013, exactly 3.5 years since the abduction, Ethan father, Fife Ellis, was finally granted his first visit with his son for 90 minutes. His son recognized him immediately and spent the time sitting on his dad's lap, talking and reminiscing, looking through pictures. Ethan no longer speaks English-it has all been lost. He speaks only spanish now, but his father has learned some spanish and can communicate with his son with no problems. Carla forged a fake birth certificate saying Ethan was born in Bolivia. She also had someone falsify immunizations records showing he was immunized there. Also, when she fled, she used false documents as bolivia has no record of her ever entering the country. Let it be known that Ethan's father was awarded sole and full custody of Ethan after fighting a lengthy 3 yr battle in divorce court, initially filed by Carla. Let it also be known Carla and her mother stole funds from Ethan, and were required to pay the money back to Ethan, with compensatory damages, amounting to over $100,000. To this date, she has never paid on penny of it. Please read the following update from Fife Ellis, Ethans father.
Can you help me spread the word to the other missing sites-this is from Ethan's dad.
here is an update on Ethan Ellis
I am the father of ethan fernando ellis and I have an update on the case of ethan fernando ellis who has been missing since october 18 2009.
His mother carla isabel velasco abducted ethan to cochabamba bolivia in october 2009. She filed for a false birth certificate in cochabamba bolivia for ethan ellis in 2010. I can send a copy of the fake birth certificate as proof if you like.
I have spent the last 3.5 years trying to locate my son and fighting to get my son back from bolivia and only recently have made some progress with the courts in bolivia and finally was able to see my son this week.
It was a very happy reunion and recognized me immediately. My son has unfortunately forgotten his english and now only speaks spanish. Despite this we managed to have a 1.5 hour conversation to catch up on the last 3.5 years. I will see him 2 more times in the childrens court before I have to go back home to the united states.
I am still working to bring him home. Anything you can do to raise the awareness of my sons wrongful abduction would be greatly appreciated. The more we can influence the bolivian government to return my son to his home will undoubtedly help. Please view our website at ethanellis.com for more information and a photo of us taken 4/18/2013 in a Bolivian court office.
If you have any questions I can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 832-434-5452.
Kirsten Renee Hatfield
Kirsten Renee Hatfield has been away from her family and the ones that love her for over a decade. they are desperate for her to return home to them. Kirsen was last seen in her bed in the room that she shared with her sister at 9:30 P. M., May 13, 1997. She was wearing an adults white T-shirt with lettering on it. Her mother checked on her at 6:00 A. M. and found that Kirsten was gone. Authorities suspect foul play.
Kirsten's Nickname: Kurdle Burdle
Hair: Light Brown
Missing Since: May 13, 1997 (she was 8 years old)
Gabriel Scott Johnson
Gabriel was abducted by his mother right after Christmas on December 27, 2009. Gabriel's mother was arrested on December 30, 2009 in Miami Beach, Florida and charged with Custodial Interference. At the time of the abduction, she was driving a white 1995 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with Arizona license plates AGZ4214. The vehicle has since been located in San Antonio, Texas but little Gabriel is still missing.
DOB: May 3, 2009
Missing: Dec 27, 2009
Age Now: 8 Month(s)
Hair: Lt. Brown
Height: 2'0" (61 cm)
Weight: 20 lbs (9 kg)
Missing From: Tempe Arizona United States of America (But last seen in San Antonio Texas) Although his mother has been arrested, more information is needed. He may have been victim to an illegal adoption which his mother had set up.
Sabrina Fair Llorens Allen -UPDATE FOUND IN 2014!!!
Sabrina Fair Llorens Allen was last seen on April 21, 2002 in Austin, Texas. A $10,000 reward is being offered for her safe return and for the arrest of her abductor. Sabrina was abducted by her non custodial mother, Dara Llorens.
Sabrina has pierced ears and wears (at age 5) a silver cross necklace.
Dara may use one of many Alias including; Guerrero, Lamont, Patel, Groves, Peterson, Green, Rose and Aguilar. Dara has an arrest warrant issued by the FBI. She has surgery scars on her legs, and walks with a mild limp. Sabrina has a mole on her right knee and a small scar on the bridge of her nose.
Sabrina and Dara were last seen in Mexico City in 2003, Investigators believe that Dara may be trying to enter back into the United States.
UPDATE- SABRINA ALLEN WAS FOUND IN AN APARTMENT SHE SHARED WITH HER MOTHER IN OCTOBER 2014. NOW 17 YEARS OLD- SHE HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO TEXAS AND IS UNDERGOING TREATMENT BEFORE REUNITING WITH HER FATHER IN AUSTIN. REPORTEDLY SABRINA ALLEN HAD BEEN TOLD BY HER MOTHER THAT HE DID NOT WANT HER AND COMMITTED SUICIDE. SHE IS SAID TO BE SEVERAL YEARS BEHIND IN HER LEVEL OF EDUCATION AND HAS NOT BEEN ATTENDING SCHOOL SINCE HER DISAPPEARANCE IN 2002.
EYES: Dark blue
AGE NOW: 13
Missing Since: April 21, 2002
Ashley Martinez was last seen on July 6, 2004. She may still be in the Saint Josephs MO area or she may have traveled out of the state in a gray 1995 Pontiac Bonneville with Missouri license plates 377MPY. Ashley's tongue, navel and ears are pierced. Ashley has a scar on her left arm.
DOB: Jan 24, 1989
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
AGE NOW: 21
Missing Since: July 6, 2004
We never forget the faces of our children...
I came across this beautiful hub featuring the worlds missing children. Please take the time to read the words and look at each child's face. The more people that memorize the faces of the missing children, the better chance they have of coming home to their families.
If it was your child you would hope people would do the same for you.
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