There is an article on CNN about seventeen-year-old Byron Eric Page, who’s been missing from Los Angeles for eighteen years now. He does not fit the profile of a runaway: he was happy with his life, an excellent student with several college acceptances, no mention of drug involvement. He seems to have vanished into thin air.
I’m glad that a case like Byron’s is getting national attention, even this one article. Missing teenagers, especially black males, are generally ignored by the public.