Help ID Me

CMECHave you heard of the facebook page Help ID Me? If not, go look it up. This page has been mentioned by the Center for Missing and Exploited children and its message is clear. Every child deserves a name. Every child has an identity.

These children did not survive their abuse/neglect. The saddest part? The Missing Kids Blog states, “In fact, 38 percent of the kids NCMEC has identified weren’t reported missing. That’s an astounding number and one that underscores the difficulty of the team’s work. How do you search for someone you don’t know is missing?”

If this doesn’t feel like it hits close to home for you we ask you to remember the case of Kyrian Knox, murdered last year, and taken from Rockford, IL. No one has been arrested for Kyrian’s death. He was found in a lake in Chicago, his body not intact. Kyrian’s mother stated that she left him with friends in Rockford while she moved. Kyrian was reported missing in September of 2015.

MyStateline.com says, concerning Kyrian, “Another reason that this tragic case may have fallen by the wayside is that only a week after the last Knox press conference in November, the video of Laquan McDonald’s fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer was released, unleashing a chain of events that may have stalled the investigation.

That included the sudden resignation of the Chicago Police Department’s Chief of Detectives, Dean Andrews, and the FBI’s investigation of the CPD after a series of fatal police shootings.

“It’s very frustrating and it’s discouraging that this is going on,” said the member from Mothers of Missing and Exploited Children. “And advocates want nothing more than justice for Kyrian Knox.”

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Chicago’s Area North Detectives at 312-744-8266.”

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