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#Heathsville, VA: 28y/o Ahrea’l Smith was leaving work at the Little Sue Store in Claraville at 9pm on 1/12 when she started her car, then returned to lock the door to the store and bring a bag of trash to the dumpster…


Mt. Shasta, Calif: Davohnte Morgan was last seen on May 5, 2020 and was reported missing to Mt. Shasta Police two days later. He has not been seen or heard from since.


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Racial Disparities in Missing Persons Cases

Missing persons cases heavily rely on timeliness. As the clock ticks down, the memories of witnesses and families fade, making officials doubt the case’s accuracy.

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"God Bless you! My mom contacted me to say that my daughter Ashleigh Porter was in Ebony magazine. I was so glad that my missing child was given the opportunity to this type of exposure. It has been so hard. She went missing on April 20, 2009. I agree totally that law enforcement and the media in some instances do us no justice. I knew nothing of your organization prior to this, but I'll know more now. You have given me a great service and I feel indebted to you. I do not want people to forget about my Ashleigh. Thank you again and bless your hearts for starting this organization."


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