When Kennedi High, a 16-year-old with autism, didn't come home from school in early March, her family in Baltimore knew something was terribly wrong.
Last week, the Metropolitan Police Department sent out a series of tweets publicizing the disappearance of 10 D.C. teenagers who were considered "critically missing."
The Congressional Black Caucus is calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the FBI to help in the search for missing black girls in the Washington, D.C., area, following an alarming string of missing children cases from the nation's capital.
The Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) would like to commend the Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton for requesting an investigation in the disappearance of young girls of color across the nation.
Concerned community members and local officials will gather at a forum Wednesday in Southeast Washington to discuss whether or not there is has been an increase in teens going missing in the District.
WHUR's Troy Johnson tells Chris Lawrence about the different challenges that come from the high rate of children of color who go missing as well as things you can do to keep your children safe.
There were 211 missing people reported in the District in January; 190 of them eventually were found unharmed. That still left 21 missing — 10 of them teenage girls.
Black and missing: In the first 10 days of March, 10 young Black and Latino girls were reported missing in Washington, D.C.
Tamika Huston vanished in 2004, one year before Natalee Holloway. Both women disappeared under mysterious circumstances: Holloway, 18, during a high school graduation trip to Aruba; Huston, 24, from her home in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The Black and Missing Foundation (BAMFI) will hold its fourth annual 'Hope Without Boundaries' 5K walk/run on Saturday, June 4 at the National Harbor in Ft. Washington, Maryland.