National Missing Children’s Day 2016
Help Us Find Them
Earlier this year, two young kidnap victims from Washington State were safely recovered in Mexico after an investigation involving the FBI, local law enforcement partners, and Mexican authorities.
Fortunately, their story had a happy ending. Unfortunately, there are still many children in the U.S. whose whereabouts are unknown. So as we approach this year’s National Missing Children’s Day on May 25, the FBI would like to ask the public for its help in locating any of the victims pictured above from our Kidnapping and Missing Persons webpage.
With its partners, the FBI continues its efforts to eradicate predators from communities and to keep children safe. Ready response teams are stationed across the country to quickly respond to abductions. The Bureau offers a full array of forensic tools such as DNA, trace evidence, impression evidence, and digital forensics. And through improved communications, law enforcement also has the ability to quickly share information with partners throughout the world.
The FBI has several programs in place to educate both parents and children about the dangers posed by predators—in person and online—and to recover missing and endangered children should they be taken. Through our Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams, Innocence Lost National Initiative, Innocent Images National Initiative, annual Operation Cross Country operation, Office for Victim Assistance, Child Exploitation Task Forces, and numerous community outreach initiatives, the Bureau and all of law enforcement continue to place a premium on keeping the most vulnerable among us safe and secure.
Note: The children pictured here may have been located since the above information was posted on this website. Please check our Wanted by the FBI webpage for up-to-date information.