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Missing Children in Ohio
Featured Missing Child: Amanda Berry
Found! Amanda Berry has been found being held in a home in Cleveland for the last ten years.
Amanda Berry disappeared from Cleveland, Ohio on April 21, 2003. Amanda was last seen walking home from her job at Burger King at W. 110th and Lorain in Cleveland, Ohio on April 21, 2003.
She has not been seen or heard from since. Amanda is believed to be endangered.
Amanda has been found in Cleveland Ohio!
The Polly Klaas Foundation
Please take a moment to visit the Polly Klaas Foundation to check out the other missing children ... help them to return to their families where they belong. This page is updated and changed often, so please return regularly.
Donate To The Polly Klaas Foundation your donation could save a childs life.
Protect Your Child
A child goes missing every 40 minutes in the United States, this is an alarming statistic. While 80% of these children are taken by a relative, 20% are taken by a stranger. What a horrifying experience for a child to go through!
Parents do not leave your child unattended, even for a moment. Even older children should not be allowed to roam around town on their own.
In our family we have a password, if a stranger walks up (or even someone my son may be familiar with) and asks him to go someplace with them they have to know the password. We have even done role playing scenarios to drive the point home.
Featured Missing Child: Georgina DeJesus
Found! Georgina has been found in a home in Cleveland where she was being held.
Georgina was walking home from school. She was last seen at a pay telephone booth, between 2:45 p.m and 3:00 p.m at the corner of 105th Street and Lorain Avenue. Georgina has not been seen or heard from since she went missing.
Last Seen Wearing: White jacket, sky-blue sweater, blue jeans and a cream shirt.
Date Missing: 4/2/04
Missing from: Cleveland, OH
Age at Disappearance: 14 years
Weight: 135 lbs
Other: Georgina's ears are pierced and she has a second piercing in the cartilage of her right ear. She has a birthmark on her right ankle and on the right side of her chest.
Georgina has been found in Cleveland!
A Mark Klaas Video about Missing Children
A powerful, moving video about missing children. It will break your heart, and give you hope at the same time.
What should I do if my child is missing?
1. Act immediately.
2. Search your home and check with relatives, neighbors, and friends to try and locate your child.
3. If you cannot find your child, immediately report your child missing to your local law-enforcement officers.
4. Limit access to your home until law-enforcement officers arrive and are able to collect evidence.
5. Give law-enforcement officers all the information they request about your child, and be sure to give them any information that could help in the search.
6. Request that your child's name and identifying information be immediately entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Person File.
7. Call The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOSTÂ® (1-800-843-5678) to find out what resources are available to you.
Links and Resources To Help You Keep Your Child Safe
- Get A Free Child Safety Kit
The Child Safety Kit is sub-titled "How to teach abduction prevention without scaring your child (or yourself)" and includes 24 pages of guidance to parents.
- Donate To The Poly Klaas Foundation
Help them find missing children, and provide resources to parents to help keep children safe.
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A global network for missing children. Loaded with resources, and information on keeping your children, and teens safe, especially when they're online.
- Someone Is Missing
Please check this website to see if you have any information on any of the people listed here. Another excellent resource.
- Code Amber
Get Amber Alerts right to your desktop, or website.
- Keeping Children Safe
Keep your child safe while traveling, and through the holidays.
A Tribute To Missing Children Everywhere
Together we can save lives.