27 children have gone missing in the Cleveland, Ohio area over a two-week period, according to Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy. …
Majoy told Fox News, “For some reason, in 2023, we’ve seen a lot more than we normally see, which is troubling in part because we don’t know what’s going on with some of these kids, whether they’re being trafficked or whether they’re involved in gang activity or drugs.”
Moreover, the police chief also stated that he has no idea what has happened to these kids and isn’t even certain if they have been abducted.
What could be causing this massive uptick in missing children in such a short amount of time?
The D.C. Draino speculates that there could potentially be a link between the reassignment of hundreds of federal agents from child sex crime and trafficking units and the uptick in child abductions.
Here’s what other outlets, sources, and concerned Americans are saying:
Cleveland area experiences rise in missing children with nearly 30 cases reported in two weeks. Concerns rise about their vulnerability to trafficking, gangs or drug-related activities. The lack of available photos complicates investigations. #Cleveland https://t.co/lhQ1VYX9NG pic.twitter.com/7AUR3amkZF
— Off The Press (@OffThePress1) June 2, 2023
Homicide is the most solvable crime as it's hard to get rid of bodies and all the evidence. This is concerning.
Police chief says 30 Cleveland children reported missing in 2 weeks https://t.co/mz4t76KnhB via @MailOnline
— Annette G. H. 🇺🇸 (@AnnetteGH86) June 1, 2023
According to Fox News:
Cleveland police recorded 27 juveniles under the age of 18 were reported missing between May 2 and May 16.
It is more likely a majority of cases are runaways versus abductions, Majoy said, but young teenagers are naive and susceptible to predators, who are “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”
Their disappearances do not make the news unless there is an Amber Alert, and their stories are not being shared on social media.
On May 25th, 2023 the FBI Cleveland posted this message to Twitter stating:
“Today is National Missing Children’s Day. #FBI Cleveland shared information about missing children, the importance of reporting information about missing children, and how to keep their children safe. Call 1-800 CALL FBI or 1-800 THE LOST with information.”
Today is National Missing Children's Day. #FBI Cleveland shared information about missing children, the importance of reporting information about missing children, and how to keep their children safe. Call 1-800 CALL FBI or 1-800 THE LOST with information. #missing @MissingKids pic.twitter.com/WJx38v5yVV
— FBI Cleveland (@FBICleveland) May 25, 2023
The New York Post provided this quote from US Marshal Pete Elliot:
“The Marshals Service is fully committed to assisting federal, state, and local agencies with locating and recovering endangered missing children,” US Marshal Pete Elliott said in a statement about the operation.
“The epidemic of missing children in our country needs a spotlight, it needs our focus.
We hope operations like this sharpen that focus. Every child deserves a safe environment to grow up in, and we are dedicated to helping provide that for the children and families in Northern Ohio.”