These & Dozens of Ohio Children Have Gone Missing In 2024
Probably the worst thing you can experience as a parent is the sickening feeling of having a child who has gone missing or has been kidnapped. Fortunately, for some parents, the children are returned home safely, but in 2023 Ohio experienced with the New York Post reported as an extraordinary surge, when more than 1000 kids had reportedly gone missing by September alone.
The disappearances are creating a disturbing trend in northern Ohio, which began in May, when nearly 30 children went missing in just the first two weeks. Officials at the time called it an “extraordinary surge” in disappearances.
John Majoy, president of Cleveland Missing and the police chief of Newburgh Heights, said he has not seen such high numbers of missing children before in his 33-year career:
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.