Yeah, it just came to my attention that little La’Shyra Dotson, who disappeared one year and one week ago from Columbus, Ohio at the age of ELEVEN, is classified as a runaway by the NCMEC.
WHY? Why is a kid who had barely reached the double-digit years, and who has been missing for a full year, been written off as a runaway?
Even if she did run away, the chances that she’s been trafficked or is living in some other similarly horrid situation are very high. That poor girl.
I’ve gone and added her on to Charley. It’s the only thing I can do.
Per the person who runs the Missing in California Twitter account, a local singer/songwriter composed a song about Kay Kanaki (who, incidentally, is male), who disappeared in 1986 and is one of my “few details are available” cases.
You can listen to The Ballad of Kay Kanaki here, or buy the mp3 for 99 cents on Amazon here. The lyrics seem to imply foul play may have been involved. I wish I knew more.