#MissingChildrensDay THREAD
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.
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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
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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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One of the biggest missing children’s stories in the U.S. right now is the case of missing Idaho kids Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, who haven’t been seen since September 2019. #MissingChildrensDay
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Six-year-old Relisha Rudd has been missing since 2014. Despite few leads since Relisha disappeared while staying in a homeless shelter with her mom and her younger brothers, the community has kept the search for her alive. #MissingChildrensDay ietv.co/3b5Np7e

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