Still Missing People: Pictures and Information About More Missing Children - Some Who Are Toddlers And They Have Photos

Joshua Davis

Missing since February 2011
Missing since February 2011 | Source

Children of Color


This is another in my series about missing children. While doing research on this subject, I have discovered something sad. While many of us hear about Caucasian children who turn up missing, not as much is heard about children of color. This happens for a variety of reasons. One is that the parents of children of color often do not have the resources to get the news out about their children. If they live in poverty, they may not know where to turn for resources.

Some people are of the opinion that one reason that children of color are not reported as often is because of “white woman syndrome” – the idea that people see white women with blonde hair and blue eyes and helpless and in need of assistance, whereas they see black women has strong and able to take care of themselves without help from anyone. When a black child goes missing, it is felt that black women can take care of everything themselves and do not need the help of the police to find their missing children.

Other people feel that people of color have a distrust of law enforcement for many different reasons and therefore fail to report their children as missing because of this distrust. Still others feel that the media is controlled by white people and those white people control what is or what is not important and newsworthy.

Whatever the reason, there are many children of color missing and need to find their ways home. Here are some pictures and information.

Joshua Davis is a two year old that has been missing from New Braunfels, Texas since February of 2011. He was last seen at his home wearing a onesie and a diaper. He was in a house full of people and no one saw where or how he disappeared. Searches have not turned up any clues.

Vinyette Teague was not even two when she disappeared from Chicago in 1983. She was playing in the hallway in front of her grandmother’s apartment with many other family members. Her parents had gone to a movie and had left her in the care of her grandmother. Although the hallway was filled with people no one saw or heard anything suspicious when she disappeared.

Christopher Milton Dansby was one of many toddlers who disappeared in the northeast United States in the mid to late 1980’s. He and another toddler, Shane Walker disappeared from the same apartment building. It is somewhat suspected that these children were taken as a part of an elaborate black market adoption scheme. There is not any proof of this, just a coincidence of many toddlers disappearing from the same general area.

Dontray Miquel Hunter disappeared when he was around a year old. He was playing outside his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1975. He was wearing a white t-shirt, green trousers and white shoes. This is all the information about this little boy.

Vinyette Teague

Vinyette has been missing since 1983
Vinyette has been missing since 1983 | Source

Christopher Milton Dansby

Christopher has been missing since the mid-1980's
Christopher has been missing since the mid-1980's | Source

Dontray Miquel Hunter

Dontray has been missing since 1975
Dontray has been missing since 1975 | Source

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nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

I hope they are still life and soon will be found. It will never easy for parents like me to have a missing child. Thank you for the information.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

This breaks my heart seeing this. It brings me to tears. I get so angry cause someone is responsible and I want them to pay. This is the best hub. I pray someone sees this and hopefully at the worse, a family can get closure. I commend you for this and I will share and ask for it to be passed along. I commend you, I really do. You have a big heart for this and we should follow by example. up and useful:)


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justateacher 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

I started this because a little girl from my hometown just disappeared ten years ago without a trace...it happened just a week before 9/11 and so there was never enough attention given to her disappearance...


icountthetimes 5 years ago

I'm really glad you took the time to put this page together. It fills me with sadness to see that not only have these children disappeared, but also for one reason or another this has gone under the radar. I started watching a TV series a few months ago called Disappeared and it really brought home to me how horrendous it is not to be able to have closure when a loved one goes missing.


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justateacher 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

I got the idea for this hub after watching a special on a local news segment that was discussing the differences between the response of when children of color disappear and when white children disappear. It really made me think about all of the missing children that you do see on television and for the most part they are all white children that are always on these shows. I thought that by writing about them, more people would see their pictures and maybe someone would be able to get some closure....


icountthetimes 5 years ago

We can only hope that it will make a difference. The internet is becoming, or has already become, integral to many peoples' lives, so highlighting this online might make more of a difference than you'd think.

It really is shameful that race can be a determining factor when it comes to media attention surrounding missing children. It's left to responsible and caring citizens like you to take the lead.


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justateacher 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

To me race is not important - it's the life of a child that is important and bringing closure to those families who are missing their babies.

I have read many reasons why white children are given the media attention more than those of color - and some say it can come down to something as simple as not knowing how to spread the word. People of color sometimes have a distrust of authority for a variety of reasons and therefore become afraid to go to the authorities...whatever the reason, it is still very sad.


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Ms Chievous 5 years ago from Wv

This hits home. we have had a disappearance of a little girl in our community. I will email you a link if you want to include her in your hub.


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justateacher 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

I would love the link, because I plan writing a few more of these type hubs. Maybe with even a more info about the children. Thank you for reading!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Nothing new from you so I'll read an oldie....a very important oldie for sure. I'm writing a hub tomorrow about similar problems in the world, a prelude to an important hub I'm writing over the weekend about the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota, where rapes, abuse and deaths are at epidemic proportions. It is so important that awareness be raised and your excellent hub is part of that awareness. Thank you for this very important article.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Bill-thank you for reading this one! I look forward to reading yours soon...right now my internet is out...trying to find another service...until then I can't post my new stuff!!

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