One year ago, 8-year-old Relisha Rudd vanished. The second-grader had been living with her mother and three brothers in a grimy shelter for homeless families at the former D.C. General Hospital.
When the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc began in 2008, 30 percent of all persons missing were of color. Sadly, that number has grown — seemingly to a new record setting incline.
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This week, two years after 2011 Charlottesville High School graduate Sage Smith disappeared, city officials announced they would add $10,000 to the reward fund in her case as well.
With the great news that Carlesha Freeland-Gaither has been found alive, it shows that collectively we (law enforcement, media and community) all play a vital role in finding our missing.
D.C. police officers and volunteers from a group dedicated to publicizing cases of missing people of color gathered in three city locations last evening to search for information — any information — that could lead to Relisha Rudd.
Jacque Reid talks to Derrica Wilson from the Black and Missing Foundation to discuss how domestic violence relates to missing women.
Children and blacks make up a disproportionate percentage of missing persons reported each year.
The sad search continues for an 8-year-old girl who vanished from Washington, D.C. in March, months after her suspected kidnapper was found dead -- with her case getting renewed attention due to the case of a missing UVa student.
Tejuana Reeves-Morris reported her daughter, Jade Morris, missing on December 22, 2012. The 10-year-old never returned home from Christmas shopping with her father's girlfriend, Brenda Stokes.