William Patient

May 30, 2013 by  
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William Patient

Missing From: Juno Beach, Florida
Missing Since: 05/05/13
Classification: Missing
White Male
Age at Disappearance:16
Date of Birth: 03/31/97
Height: 5’8
Weight: 145
Eyes: Blue
Hair:Brown
Clothing : Green mesh gym shorts
with a white logo (viera) on left leg
and tear just below the right waistband
Nickname: Billy
Full Name:William Fred Patient

Details of Disappearance:
William was on outing to Juno Beach,with an adolescent treatment facility called The Academy. He was last seen in the water at Juno Beach about 4:30pm on May 5,2013.
An extensive search by Coast Guard found nothing. William has a medical condition.
He has not been seen or heard from since

Investigative Agency
Juno Beach Police Dept (Florida)
561-656-0340

Michael Bennett

May 29, 2013 by  
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Michael Bennett

Missing From: Brunswick ,Georgia
Missing Since: 06/21/89
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 14
Date of Birth: 05/14/75
Male Black
Height: 5’7
Weight: 125
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Scars, Marks,Tattoos: Scar on left knee

Details Of Disappearance:
Michael and his sister, Monica, were last seen at Heritage Apartments, now known as Merritt Landing Apartments, on Altama Avenue.

They reportedly went to help their stepfather, who was separated from their mother, move into another apartment on the day of their disappearance. The stepfather told police he dropped the two off at the apartment complex, but their mother said she never saw them.

Investigative Agency
Glynn County Police Department
Criminal Investigative Division
912-267-5700

If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons  at (910) 343-1131  24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.

Monica Bennett

May 27, 2013 by  
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Monica Bennett

Missing From: Brunswick ,Georgia
Missing Since: 06/21/89
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 15
Date of Birth: 10/27/73
Female Black
Height: 5’5
Weight: 130
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Scars, Marks,Tattoos: Pierced ears

Details Of Disappearance:
Monica and her younger brother, Michael, were last seen at Heritage Apartments, now known as Merritt Landing Apartments, on Altama Avenue.

They reportedly went to help their stepfather, who was separated from their mother, move into another apartment on the day of their disappearance. The stepfather told police he dropped the two off at the apartment complex, but their mother said she never saw them.

Investigative Agency
Glynn County Police Department
Criminal Investigative Division
912-267-5700

Missing persons could be just next door

May 14, 2013 by  
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The CUE Center for Missing Persons would like to bring awareness to the thousands missing across the nation of those who remain missing and that families still have hope of a recovery in recognition of the recently rescue missing girls: we request that you revisit cold cases in your area and shed light on them. Thank you

Monica Caison-
Founder
910-232-1687
http://www.ncmissingpersons.org

By Monica Caison, Special to CNN
updated 12:40 PM EDT, Sun May 12, 2013
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Editor’s note: Monica Caison is the founder of CUE Center for Missing Persons, a nonprofit organization that advocates and searches for the missing and provides support for their families.

(CNN) — Miracles do happen. Like this week, when Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped their captor after being missing for a decade.

It turned out they were locked away and alive the entire time.

Their fortuitous escape is like a ray of light and reminds us that sometimes good things do happen. A cry for help came out from the walls of silence, and a member of the community responded, aiding in the rescue. The selfless act of a total stranger only reinforces that the public will help when needed.

Monica Caison

Monica Caison

But their story is unusual. Many missing persons who have been missing for a long time are still not found. We should urge all communities to play an integral part in assisting law enforcement in investigations about missing persons.

We live in a world filled with powerful technology that has enabled us to communicate faster and better, yet we seem to lack the simple face-to-face meeting that must take place when searching for clues and information in any type of investigation.

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The old “knock and tell” method remains an effective tool today. It must be used when searching for our missing persons. When you talk to someone in person, you can read them better by registering their expressions, gestures and other factors. Sometimes, those things could yield clues. This door-to-door technique can make the difference in finding someone in hours, days or years.

There’s no doubt that trying to find missing persons requires a tremendous amount of work. Classifying cases as “runaways” or “walk-aways” does nothing to help the outcome of any given case. If anything, it could hinder and slow the process. The general public normally will not have a heightened sense of concern for those believed to have left on their own.

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The sense of urgency and hitting the ground running from the start could be the difference in many missing person cases. A case can be misdiagnosed upon closing; this is when we confirm that the labeling provided a wrong direction. The word “missing” should be enough and important; the alert(s) system in place such as the Amber/silver provide an additional emergency notification seeking the public’s help.

The myth of “a waiting period” to report a missing person still lingers, and many families are turned away by officials and forced to begin their journey on their own without any direction or support. Due to heavy caseloads, law enforcement officials are frequently not afforded the continuous training and education that could help them in the search for a missing person.

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All too often, information is not provided to victims suffering a missing loved one in the onset, such as where to file the report and what agencies can provide support services and help with advocacy and on-the-ground services. These are all key issues that need to be addressed as we move forward to bring home those missing in our country.

Cold cases and unidentified persons need to be revisited and reopened. All cold cases need to be updated and looked at again with a keen eye on what can be done to aid in a recovery.

As we rejoice in the happy ending for the three women and their families and friends, we need to be reminded that there is still much work to be done in the world of the missing.

We need to remember that there are thousands of people who are still seeking resolution and waiting for answers concerning their loved one. As a community, we need to come together, take notice and become aware of what happens in our homes, neighborhoods, towns and cities. And we need to always remember that “every missing person is somebody’s child.”

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/10/opinion/caison-missing-persons