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41 years ago today, 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on his way to school in NYC. On the 4th anniversary of Patz’s disappearance, President Reagan proclaimed May 25 National Missing Children’s Day in the U.S.
In 2012, a man named Pedro Hernandez confessed to kidnapping and strangling Etan Patz the same day he disappeared. Five years later, Hernandez was convicted of the murder. Patz’s body has never been recovered. #MissingChildrensDay
In 2001, #MissingChildrensDay received international designation. Last year, the Italian soccer club @OfficialASRoma joined the effort, using the media attention surrounding new player signings to bring attention to open missing children cases.
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Earlier this year, FBI agents learned that a woman had spotted a missing American teenage girl in a rural village in Mexico. For 36 hours, the FBI worked diligently with local U.S. law enforcement and Mexican law enforcement to bring her home.
As the FBI prepares to observe National #MissingChildrensDay on May 25, we reaffirm our commitment to finding missing children. You can help us by following this thread or by looking at our map of current missing children at Image
If you have a tip regarding the whereabouts of a child you see on our map or in this thread, call 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324), or submit a tip at You can also contact your local FBI office. #MissingChildrensDay
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