Missing Persons Awareness Day: May 6, 2014

Missing Persons Awareness Day: May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the escape on Seymour Avenue. Three young ladies who had been missing for a decade were located. The incident brought three cases to a close and three lives back to the Cleveland community. This incident brought missing person cases to the forefront of news stories and highlighted other investigations that remain open to this day.

Keeping the focus on missing persons cases must be the priority for law enforcement and for the community overall. Policing is a partnership and citizen involvement is paramount in these investigations. We must all take responsibility for one another and look for information that could bring a loved one back to their family. Stay involved in your community. When you question something, make that call! When you see something, say something.

Today, you may see police out in your neighborhood passing out flyers and knocking on doors. Officers will be asking questions, looking for tips on open missing person cases. Do you know something? Do you think you may even have a small piece of information? We are making ourselves available to you. We are asking that you share with us. Today, we will push missing person cases back into the limelight. We will help to highlight these cases so that we can find the missing.

Always dial 9-1-1 in an emergency. To report suspected crimes or suspicious activity, call police radio at 216-621-1234. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).