FBI Observes National Missing Children’s Day
SACRAMENTO—On May 25, 2017, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Monica M. Miller of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Sacramento Field Office reaffirmed the FBI’s continuing support of National Missing Children’s Day, observed today, May 25, 2017. To commemorate National Missing Children’s Day, the Sacramento Field Office is asking the public to share information about Enrique Rios and Elijah Moore, who have been missing since last fall.
Enrique Rios, a 17-year-old male from Esparto, was reported missing by his mother on Oct. 19, 2016. Enrique was last seen at 9 p.m. in his family’s home on Oct. 16, 2016. The next morning, Enrique was not at home. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department initially considered a possible runaway because no information or evidence suggested foul play.
Elijah Moore, a 17-year-old from Woodland, was reported missing by his mother on Monday, Nov. 6, 2016. Mrs. Moore indicated she had not seen or heard from her son since Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Elijah attended school on Nov. 4, 2016, and later cashed a check at California Check Cashing located at 115 Main Street in Woodland as confirmed by surveillance footage. On the day of his disappearance, Moore was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt; yellow shirt; khaki pants; and tan work boots. He also carried a green backpack. A reward of up to $5,000 for the return of each teen—a total of up to $10,000, is offered by the FBI. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Enrique Rios and/or Elijah Moore should call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov/, contact the local FBI office, or nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Tips may be offered anonymously.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children’s Day. Each year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorates Missing Children’s Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children.
Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this noble cause. More information can be found at: https://www.ojjdp.gov/missingchildrensday/.
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 at: www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap.
If you have any information regarding a missing child, please contact your local FBI field office, your local police department, or call 9-1-1. Tips may also be submitted to the FBI through https://tips.fbi.gov/.