This is exasperating and infuriating

So, looking at this South Dakota missing persons page… it just makes me so sad there are so many names that even I have never seen before, and so many cases without photos. In particular the children.

I mean, look at this:

Missing at age nine. He’s been missing for four years. Too young to be a runaway, and no indication of a family abduction. You’d think there would have been SOME press about this poor child. But I can find nothing. Not even a picture.

And about her:

I looked for her on Facebook and found a possible profile with a picture in it. A black woman, like the missing lady, and with the exact right name, uncommon spelling and all. But the profile (which apparently hasn’t been updated since 2014) says that person lives in Tennessee, not South Dakota. I don’t feel comfortable adding her to Charley without better evidence that the profile is hers, and without any other available photos.

I found three probable Facebook pages for this guy:

But two of the accounts have no photos available, and although one does have a photo, the photo was added in 2021 (two years after his 2019 disappearance) which makes me wonder if he’s missing at all. But then again I have reason to believe that particular account is fake.

I don’t really understand why there are so many cases lacking photos. Everyone has photos of themselves. Even if you don’t have a camera phone, surely there are school pictures, driver’s licenses, state and tribal photo ID cards…

It’s frustrating.

One thought on “This is exasperating and infuriating

  1. Jerry October 15, 2022 / 8:57 pm

    I don’t know if this is common anywhere else but my daughter just started her first year of school and we just got back photos, they gave us one that was on a card that also had the phone number for the NCMEC and said if your child is missing please call 9-1-1 and that we should give LE the card in order to get her photo out there. Kind of sent a chill down my spine a bit but then I thought it was good to have these in case of an emergency that I hope we never have. Every parent and school in the country should get such a card for such emergencies.

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