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Helping in the search for missing children

Slide 1 of 53: Missing children

A special message from MSN:

This month we're working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other organizations to help reunite missing kids with their families. Together, through raised awareness and Microsoft technology like facial recognition and cloud computing, we're making progress. You can help, too. Please consider donating.

Every year thousands of children go missing in the United States. Their stories are more than just cases of kidnapping by strangers. They are runaways who can't find a way home or children abducted by a parent without rights to custody. In other cases children are lured by online predators, some becoming victims of human trafficking. In all cases, they are vulnerable and they need help.

In 2017, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children had 27,000 cases added to a database of missing children in the U.S. that has more than 400,000 entries. The cases are called in to the center by police and represent situations that law enforcement needs extra help solving. These numbers don't include the thousands of other cases solved by police around the country, which makes compiling a comprehensive picture of the situation far more difficult.

The following list includes stories from each state, representing a fraction of the cases that can be searched on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children database.

© Courtesy of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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