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Endangered Runaway Teens

Updated on February 2, 2018

The Missing Teens

Katheryn Anne Beck
Katheryn Anne Beck | Source
Taylre Simone Brown
Taylre Simone Brown | Source
Dejohnae Porche Buckhannon
Dejohnae Porche Buckhannon | Source
James Nathaniel Acevedo-Hodge
James Nathaniel Acevedo-Hodge | Source

These Young People Could Be In Danger

As a part of my series on missing children I thought I would highlight endangered runaways. What I found out about these missing children is that there is very little information about them. They don’t want to be found for a variety of reasons, and often they don’t have anyone that cares enough to look for them. Hopefully they are safe, but history has shown us that many runaways end up in prostitution and drugs and are often hanging around the wrong crowds. These crowds have convinced the runaways that life on the streets is better than life at home. Sometimes this is true – many runaways come from broken homes and have had rough lives already.

Because there is not much information on these children, I will mostly post pictures, names and cities of them. If there is more information that I can find, I have posted it, as well.

Kathryn Anne Beck was last seen in Aptos, California on October 15, 2011. She is also known as Kat and Kathy-Anne. She has pierced ears. She is white and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Taylre Simone Brown ran away from home in Lafayette, Louisiana on August 15, 2011. She is African American and has black hair and brown eyes. She has a pierced eyebrow.

Dejohnae Porche Buckhannon disappeared in May of 2011 from Detroit, Michigan. She is African American and has black hair and brown eyes. She had blonde extensions when she disappeared. She has many tattoos and her chin is pierced.

James Nathaniel Acevedo-Hodge is a 16 year old young man who ran away from around Germantown, Maryland. He was last seen September 24, 2011. He is African American and has black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black tshirt, blue jeans with a gold stripe and gray tennis shoes.

Again, these young people are listed as “endangered runaways.” They have very little information about them to share, but probably do not want to be found. Since they are endangered, they still need your help.

If you have any information about these young people, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at or Peas In Their Pods at Let’s get the word out and find these young people!


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    • justateacher profile image

      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      It's just the least I could do to help out...I hope they come home safe...

    • Melis Ann profile image

      Melis Ann 5 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      What a wonderful idea to share photos of missing children on HubPages. I hope these kids are safe and their families can find them.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      SantaCruz 6 years ago from Santa Cruz, CA

      Thank you for posting these. Yes, please post more.

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      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Thank you sen.sush! I did this when I was writing about a missing girl in our area. When I did some research I found this list of endangered runaways. I plan to add more hubs on this issue soon...

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      Sushmita 6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      This is a very responsible social act that you have done by writing this hub. We are often so oblivious of the human tragedies everyday in our neighborhood. I too mean to write on such cases in my country and city, to draw attention. I am sure you had to do lot of research and thanks to you for that.

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      LaDena Campbell 6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      It was reported that these teens are in some kind of danger - either from the home they ran away from or from who they were with when they disappeared. Some may be truly missing and not runaways but, because of their age and circumstances, are classified as runaways.

      I started writing about missing kids and runaways because of a little girl that disappeared here in Kansas just a week before the World Trade Center attacks and never was found. Because of the attacks, no news coverage was given to Jaquilla can read about her on another hub I have written.

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      It is so depressing reading about these children. I have written about missing children but never the runaways. I don't know about the children here that you write about but many of these kids have such a rotten life at home that anywhere seems better, so it is really difficult for them and they don't seem to have a chance but to end up either dead or as bad or worse than their parents.

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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      Justateacher, this is a very important Hub.. a must read thank you for sharing.. and I hope to God that they are found safely.. and help is offered to them :) Frank