FBI Portland Honors Missing Children's Day
Lamar Advertising Runs Digital Billboards in Kyron Horman Case
Law enforcement agencies across the country commemorate National Missing Children's Day each year on May 25. This year, the FBI is recognizing three long-term investigations involving Oregon children. The FBI continues to partner with local law enforcement agencies to provide requested assistance and investigative support in each of these cases.
Kyron Horman disappeared from Skyline Elementary School on June 4, 2010. Kyron was 7 years old at the time. Lamar Advertising, in cooperation with the FBI, is running digital billboard ads this week in Portland, Salem, Bend, Corvallis, and Medford to highlight Kyron's case and the on-going effort to locate him.
"Our partnership with Lamar goes back many years, and it is a valuable resource to us as we search for both missing children and wanted fugitives in Oregon and across the country," said Loren Cannon, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon.
The Portland FBI is also working to raise awareness about missing children by participating in the #RockOneSock campaign. Started by John Walsh and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the goal is to raise awareness about missing kid cases and to keep alive the hope that—like that perpetually lost sock in the wash—we can help bring some of these missing children home. Photos of the local #RockOneSock campaign can be found on FBI Portland's Twitter account @FBIPortland.
In 1932, the FBI was given jurisdiction under the "Lindbergh Law" to immediately investigate any reported mysterious disappearance or kidnapping involving a child of "tender age"—usually 12 or younger. However, the FBI can become involved with any missing child under the age of 18 as an assisting agency to the local police department. There does not have to be a ransom demand, and the child does not have to cross the state lines or be missing for 24 hours. Research indicates the quicker the reporting of the disappearance or abduction, the more likely the successful outcome in returning the child unharmed.
The FBI is fully committed to support local law enforcement partners investigating missing and endangered children. More information regarding these children can be found on the FBI's website.
If you have any information regarding a missing child, please contact your local FBI field office oryour local police department or call 9-1-1. Tips may also be submitted to the FBI through tips.fbi.gov.