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Help Us Find America’s Missing Children – 19 Unsolved Mysteries Explained

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Dec. 17 2014, Updated 11:35 a.m. ET

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It's America’s hidden tragedy: Nearly 4,000 cases of missing children are investigated each day by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Now RadarOnline is joining forces with the Center to publish original and age-progressed photos of missing kids in hopes of 
reuniting them with their heartbroken families. “Since 1984, we have 
circulated billions of photos, and helped in the recovery of more than 199,000 kids,” says John Ryan, the Center’s president and CEO. “We know pictures work, and we’re grateful for sharing these photos and stories with its readers. Look at the pictures closely. With your help, a child may come home.” If you have any information about these children – or any others who are missing – please call 1-800-THE-LOST or visit www.missingkids.com.

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patrick alford

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Source: missingkids.com

Patrick Alford

Current Age: 11

Missing Since: Jan. 22, 2010

Missing From: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Patrick was 7 when he vanished from outside his apartment building. He took out the trash for his foster mom, Librada Moran, and never returned. He’d been placed in foster care when his mother, Jennifer Rodriguez, was arrested on theft and drug charges. A massive police search and media coverage have turned up nothing.

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Source: missingkids.com

Timmothy Pitzen Current Age: 10

Missing Since: May 12, 2011 Missing From: Aurora, Ill.

Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown

Timmothy’s mom, Amy, picked him up early from school. Two days later, Amy, who was battling depression, was found dead in a hotel in Rockford, Ill. She left a note saying Timmothy, 6, was safe and would never be found. Police believe she placed him in someone else’s care and committed suicide. “Whoever she left him with, she was confident no one would be able to locate him,” said Det. Lee Catavu of the Aurora Police Dept., which is actively seeking leads.

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Source: missingkids.com

Timmothy Pitzen Current Age: 10

Missing Since: May 12, 2011 Missing From: Aurora, Ill.

Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown

Timmothy’s mom, Amy, picked him up early from school. Two days later, Amy, who was battling depression, was found dead in a hotel in Rockford, Ill. She left a note saying Timmothy, 6, was safe and would never be found. Police believe she placed him in someone else’s care and committed suicide. “Whoever she left him with, she was confident no one would be able to locate him,” said Det. Lee Catavu of the Aurora Police Dept., which is actively seeking leads.

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danette millbrooks

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Source: missingkids.com

Jeannete and Dannette Millbrooks

Current Ages: 40

Missing Since: March 18, 1990

Missing From: Augusta, Ga.

Hair: Black Eyes: Brown

The twins were 16 when they were last seen at an Atlanta 
gas station. They stopped to 
buy snacks en route to a pal’s home, but never arrived. Tragically, cops misplaced their case files and their names were mistakenly taken off the missing kids registry for 20 years. Family members are seeking tips that could lead to their return.

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Source: missingkids.com

The non-profit group came to the rescue of Connie McCallister, who was 16 when an abusive boyfriend abducted her and fled to Mexico in 2004. Connie had been missing for nine years when the agency was tipped off to her location, and arranged for her return to her family in Wisconsin.

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jeannette millbrooks

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Source: missingkids.com

Jeannete and Dannette Millbrooks

Current Ages: 40

Missing Since: March 18, 1990

Missing From: Augusta, Ga.

Hair: Black Eyes: Brown

The twins were 16 when they were last seen at an Atlanta 
gas station. They stopped to 
buy snacks en route to a pal’s home, but never arrived. Tragically, cops misplaced their case files and their names were mistakenly taken off the missing kids registry for 20 years. Family members are seeking tips that could lead to their return.

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shy’kemmia pate

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Source: missingkids.com

Shy’Kemmia Pate

Current Age: 24

Missing Since: Sept. 4, 1998

Missing From: Unadilla, Ga.

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

A third grader at Unadilla Elementary School, “Shy Shy” was waiting for her sister in their front yard to go to a local football game together. But when her sister came back, the nine-year-old had disappeared. Despite an intense search by the local sheriff’s office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, she was never found. But the search continues. “I keep hope,” said her mother Veronica Pate. “I never stop believing.”

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Source: missingkids.com

April Nicole Williams

Current Age: 31

Missing Since: Dec. 3, 1983

Missing From: Wash., D.C.

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

April’s mother, Eleanor, was traveling to Fort Riley, Kan., with her three-month-old infant when they stopped at a D.C. bus station. A woman identifying herself as “Latoya” asked to hold the baby while Eleanor adjusted her bags. “Latoya” then said she was going to a nearby Hardee’s to get a soda and never returned. “Latoya” is described as African American, about 5-foot-3, with red hair. She’d now be in her late 40s or early 50s.

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Source: missingkids.com

April Andrews

Current Age: 23

Missing Since: Nov. 18, 2006

Missing From: Pea Ridge, Ark.

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Blue

April was 15 when she was en route to a clothing sale at a church near her apartment complex. A witness watched a brown pickup truck pull up to April, who talked to the older white male driver with gray hair and climbed inside. April was never seen again. “That leads us to believe she knew the man,” Det. Hunter Petray told The ENQUIRER. “We don’t consider her a runaway and are continuing our search.”

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raymond green

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Source: missingkids.com

Raymond Green

Current Age: 35

Missing Since: Nov. 1, 1978

Missing From: Atlanta, Ga.

Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown

Five-day-old Raymond was stolen from his mother Donna’s home by a woman she’d met in the hospital nursery. The woman shocked Donna by visiting her home days later, and walked out the front door with Raymond when Donna stepped into another room. The woman was African American, called herself “Lisa Morris” and is described as 5-foot-6, average build, and “light-skinned with a mole on her face.”

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Source: missingkids.com

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton

Current Ages: 12, 10 and 9

Missing Since: Nov. 26, 2010

Missing From: Morenci, Mich.

Hair: Tanner (Blond); Alexander and Andrew (Brown)

Eyes: Tanner (Blue); Alexander and Andrew (Brown)

Tanya and John Skelton were in the midst of a bitter divorce when the three boys went to spend Thanksgiving with their father. A day later, John checked himself into a medical facility for self-inflicted injuries and told police he’d given his sons to a woman he met online. Since then, he’s refused to provide any info other than claiming the kids are “with an underground network of 
child-protection activists.” 
He’s serving 10 to 15 years for three counts of unlawful 
imprisonment.

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Source: missingkids.com

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton

Current Ages: 12, 10 and 9

Missing Since: Nov. 26, 2010

Missing From: Morenci, Mich.

Hair: Tanner (Blond); Alexander and Andrew (Brown)

Eyes: Tanner (Blue); Alexander and Andrew (Brown)

Tanya and John Skelton were in the midst of a bitter divorce when the three boys went to spend Thanksgiving with their father. A day later, John checked himself into a medical facility for self-inflicted injuries and told police he’d given his sons to a woman he met online. Since then, he’s refused to provide any info other than claiming the kids are “with an underground network of 
child-protection activists.” 
He’s serving 10 to 15 years for three counts of unlawful 
imprisonment.

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Source: missingkids.com

Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton

Current Ages: 12, 10 and 9

Missing Since: Nov. 26, 2010

Missing From: Morenci, Mich.

Hair: Tanner (Blond); Alexander and Andrew (Brown)

Eyes: Tanner (Blue); Alexander and Andrew (Brown)

Tanya and John Skelton were in the midst of a bitter divorce when the three boys went to spend Thanksgiving with their father. A day later, John checked himself into a medical facility for self-inflicted injuries and told police he’d given his sons to a woman he met online. Since then, he’s refused to provide any info other than claiming the kids are “with an underground network of 
child-protection activists.” 
He’s serving 10 to 15 years for three counts of unlawful 
imprisonment.

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sam fastow

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Source: missingkids.com

Sam Fastow 
was 10 when he was abducted by his dad from his Hamburg, N.J., home, and taken to Texas. For over eight months, he was allowed only to interact with his dad, who told him his mom was dead.

Sam was featured on NCMEC’s “Have You Seen Me?” card, which was mailed to households across the country. Someone recognized him and reported his whereabouts to cops, leading to his recovery.

“The person who called the lead into law enforcement will always be our hero,” said his mom Abby, who now works with the agency’s training division to provide resources for therapists who counsel searching parents and recovered kids.

Abby added: “Pictures can work! They’re an important tool in recovering our children!”

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chloie leverette and gage daniel

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Source: missingkids.com

Current Ages: 11 and 9

Missing Since: Sept. 23, 2012

Missing From: Unionville, Tenn.

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Hazel

Chloie and her half-brother Christopher Gage were living in their grandparents’ farmhouse when it burned to the ground. The bodies of the grandparents, Molli and Leon McClaran, were recovered in the charred rubble. But despite an extensive search, there was no trace of the two children. An Amber Alert was issued on the kids’ behalf and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeking any information about their whereabouts.

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gage daniel

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Source: missingkids.com

Chloie Leverette 
and Christopher Gage Daniel

Current Ages: 11 and 9

Missing Since: Sept. 23, 2012

Missing From: Unionville, Tenn.

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Hazel

Chloie and her half-brother Christopher Gage were living in their grandparents’ farmhouse when it burned to the ground. The bodies of the grandparents, Molli and Leon McClaran, were recovered in the charred rubble. But despite an extensive search, there was no trace of the two children. An Amber Alert was issued on the kids’ behalf and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeking any information about their whereabouts.

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chloie leverette

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Source: missingkids.com

Chloie Leverette 
and Christopher Gage Daniel

Current Ages: 11 and 9

Missing Since: Sept. 23, 2012

Missing From: Unionville, Tenn.

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Hazel

Chloie and her half-brother Christopher Gage were living in their grandparents’ farmhouse when it burned to the ground. The bodies of the grandparents, Molli and Leon McClaran, were recovered in the charred rubble. But despite an extensive search, there was no trace of the two children. An Amber Alert was issued on the kids’ behalf and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeking any information about their whereabouts.

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Source: missingkids.com

Recovered!

Never give up hope!

The amazing rescue of 17-year-old Sabrina Allen in Mexico, 12 years after she was snatched from her father in Texas, is just the latest in a long line of success stories for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. 


In Sabrina’s case, the Center worked with the FBI and Mexican authorities, providing information in the investigation. The Center also kept Sabrina’s image in the media, where it was spotted by the tipster who helped break the case. 


Alicia Kozakiewicz was 13 when she was snatched outside her Pittsburgh home in 2002. Her captor imprisoned Alicia in his Virginia basement where he tortured her for sex videos that he posted online. She was rescued after someone who’d seen her “missing poster” recognized her in the videos. The Center helped Alicia through her recovery process, and now she and her mother provide support for other victims and their families.

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Never give up hope!

NCMEC’s inspiring stories of kids

who’ve come home!

THE amazing rescue of 17-year-old Sabrina Allen in Mexico, 12 years after she was snatched from her father in Texas, is just the latest in a long line of success stories for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

In Sabrina’s case, the Center worked with the FBI and Mexican authorities, providing information in the investigation. The Center also kept Sabrina’s image in the media, where it was spotted by the tipster who helped break the case.

Alicia Kozakiewicz was 13 when she was snatched outside her Pittsburgh home in 2002. Her captor imprisoned Alicia in his Virginia basement where he tortured her for sex videos that he posted online. She was rescued after someone who’d seen her “missing poster” recognized her in the videos. The Center helped Alicia through her recovery process, and now she and her mother provide support for other victims and their families.

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