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  Missing Since October 17th 2009
Ethan Ellis Missing Since October 17th 2009
Last Seen With Carla Velasco
Last Seen With Carla Velasco

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
Sex: Male
Race: Biracial
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 3'2" (97 cm)
Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg)
Missing From:
SPRING Texas United States of America


Abductor
DOB: May 28, 1972
Sex: Female
Race: Hispanic
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 120 lbs (54 kg)


UPDATE-UPDATE-UPDATE

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 fife.ellis@comcast.net or by phone at 832-434-5452.

Thank you!

Kirsten Hatfield Missing Since: May 13, 1997
Kirsten Hatfield Missing Since: May 13, 1997

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
DOB: 02-12-89
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Brown
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Missing Since: May 13, 1997 (she was 8 years old)


Gabriel Johnson Missing Since: December 27, 2009
Gabriel Johnson Missing Since: December 27, 2009

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)
Sex: Male
Race: White
Hair: Lt. Brown
Eyes: Blue
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 Allen Missing Since:April 21, 2002
Sabrina Allen Missing Since:April 21, 2002
Sabrina with her hair dyed-taken in 2003
Sabrina with her hair dyed-taken in 2003
Picture of Sabrina at a Wedding
Picture of Sabrina at a Wedding

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.

DOB: 5-30-97
AGE: 5
HEIGHT: 3'6"
WEIGHT: 35
HAIR: Blond
EYES: Dark blue
AGE NOW: 13
Missing Since: April 21, 2002


Ashley Martinez Missing Since: July 6, 2004
Ashley Martinez Missing Since: July 6, 2004

Ashley Martinez

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)
Eyes: Blue
Ethnicity: White
Sex: Female
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Hair: Sandy
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.

http://wytegarillaz.hubpages.com/hub/Where-are-the-missing-children

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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Very touching hub, HC and I hope it helps the search! It's so good of you to get the word out and participate in helping find missing persons! Two thumbs up!!!


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Richieb799 6 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

This is a nice thought, did you hear about that Maddy who was abducted on holiday, the one from the UK? thanks for your comment on my hub gorg x


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks Ann Nonymous for being the first one to comment on this hub. It makes me so sad every time I see a story about another missing kid. I cant imagine being those parents and not knowing so many things including if they are still alive, if they are sick, if they remember me, if I will ever see them again and if I do will it be in a body bag. Maybe someday the world will be safer for children and for all of us- but until that happens, I hope people remember to remember the missing and keep searching for them all... :) Thanks again for commenting :)

hc


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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

This has to be one of the worst fears of a parent - their children going missing. Thank you for keeping these missing children alive in our memories and heart through this hub.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

A parent's worse nightmare. I am a fan of the show Nancy Grace on Headline News. She is an advocate for victims. I recognize so many of the faces in your hub from watching her show.

Thanks so much for this very touching hub. Every little bit helps. If just one child could be returned alive, it would be a miracle.

Sage


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Veronica,

Thanks for taking the time to look at this one. You are right-this is the absolute worst fear a parent could be faced with-far worse that death. I hope that just a few of the children that I saw while researching this hub are found-to if nothing else, give their families peace.

Sage,

Thanks you as well for taking a look at this hub. I 100% agree with you. If just one child is found, that in itself is a miracle. Guess it is a good thing I still believe in miracles :)

hc porter


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Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

WOW! That was incredible. Very nicely done. I am saddened by the affects to the children and I'm very glad you put time, and effort into a well presented message. Thank you so much. I have bookmarked the hub. :)


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you Cagsil, for your comment-and for bookmarking this one. I hope the message is well received and people open their eyes-perhaps then more kids will go home where they belong.

Thanks again...

HC


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

This is something that no parent should experiment. This is a dangerous world. I'm sure your hub will contribute well. Rated and stumbled.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Hypnodude,

Thanks for Rating and for Stumbling :) I know it is just an article-but I figured Hub Pages is world wide, just not local, so if these kids left the country they are originally from-then maybe this gets notice out to people that may have not known they are missing.

hc


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bonny2010 6 years ago from outback queensland

i commend you on ths hub - well done by a very caring and selfless mum


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you Bonny2010,

I just know, if it was my child on one of those missing posters, I would hope that people would lend a hand and spread their photos for others to see and maybe it would help bring them home again


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Oh you know HC I cannot even begin to imagine the devestation to a child's family when they go missing..I think even though I see myself as strong it would be the breaking point for me.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Blondepoet,

I agree 100% with you. I see myself as very strong and bendable-but if my child became apart of the Missing Children's Group-I do believe I would break. Thanks for commenting :)


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

What a wonderful service you are doing with this hub. I'm going to Digg this one. Also thumbs up.


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

fastfreta,

thank you so much for your comment and for Digg(ing) this hub. I know if it was my child that was one of the many faces of the missing- I would want for as many people to look at their face as often as possible-until they were returned home to me. Thanks again :)


Ethans Dad 6 years ago

Thanks for posting pictures of my missing son and his abductor. You can find out more on his abduction here:

http://www.click2houston.com/video/23190578/index....


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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State Author

You are more than welcome sir. I can not begin to imagine what you have and are experiencing. I will post the link you left in your comment within the actual article alongside the information about your son and his abduction. May many thoughts and prayers be with you and your son-I pray you will be re-united soon.


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L A Dreamin 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Even though you posted this 13 months ago it is very touching and my heart goes out to anyone who has a missing child! I hope you were able to help someone find their child!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

L A Dreamin, Thank you for the comment... I know if it was my child I would want as much notice taken as possible- even if I wasn't able to get a child home to their families, the more people who can recognize their faces the better.


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La Papillon 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Lets hope and pray that these beautiful children can be found safe and well.

As a parent, I could only just imagine what it would be like to have your babe gone from your safe arms.

Well done for writing this hub.

The more publicity for these missing children the better.

I have a place in my warm heart for these children and for those whose life and heart is empty without them.

Louise


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

La Papillon- thank you for paying notice to this hub and this cause... I appreciate your care and am glad you decided to comment. I hope that one day no child should be lost from where they belong...unfortunatly the world has a ways to go before we arrive there.


?lovelost 4 years ago

Yes it is sad .don't wonder why it keeps happening ypu know we all should .i look at this an over an over they say the faces that changed the way americans look at the missing what i see as change is there is more an more missing change them laws no second chance for some one else to keep doin this stop it r i guess maybe some make mwe


anna 3 years ago

i think that it is so sad that all these children go missing i don't get why people kid nap and abduct its so stupid so whoever these children belong to i am sorry cause i know how i would feel if my child went missing hope you find them :( i will keep all of yall in my prayers and wish the best of my luck

-straight from the heart,anna


kathrine 3 years ago

i would pray for them every night and please do it is so sad of a person that would do that kind of thing that is just so stupid and who has the brains to do that kind of thing it is just crazy if one of u killers and listening u are stupid and do not have the brains that anybody would have u stupid idioit and i hope you die die die ! casue of what you do and i would not do it if it was the last job on the planted no in the soloer sestem stupid and that is the last thing i have to say

(And i am praying for you)

love , kathrine


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you lovelost, anna and katherine for your comments. Prayer and keeping a watchful eye on our own children is the first steps in making sure that these types of things do not touch our lives, as it has touched the lives of so many. My heart breaks every day for these kids, who I hope will someday, find their way home.


Lisa Lowe 3 years ago

Ethan Ellis, abducted 10/17/2009 bt 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 fife.ellis@comcast.net or by phone at 832-434-5452.

Thank you!


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H.C Porter 3 years ago from Lone Star State Author

I will add to the hub- thank you Lisa for the update!

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