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Originally posted by kenshiro2012
I find it difficult to beleive that after all this time that their parents have not been located. It maybe another case of where various databases are not linking uo.
The last missing child case linked to hurricane Katrina has been resolved.
Four-year-old Cortez Stewart was reunited with her mother last week, nearly six months after the disaster, officials announced on Tuesday.
She was the last child waiting to be returned to her family out of 5,192 reported missing or displaced after hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck.
Of those children, all but 12 were found alive following the biggest child recovery operation in US history.
Most of those reported missing were found living with relatives, family friends or other adults, said Bob O'Brien of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The centre worked with the FBI, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the US Postal Service, the Red Cross and other agencies to trace the children.
"More than 411,000 were evacuated to more than 40 states, and it became very hard to track the movement."
Cortez Stewart, 4, is reunited with her mother and siblings
Originally posted by zerotolerance
And I wonder how many of these Katrina parents were happy to have their kids lost and off their hands...relieved that they no longer have to support another human life. Sad to think about, but a huge portion of refugees were poor, impoverished, welfare leeches to begin with.
I'll bet it's more a case of "I don't want my kids anymore."
I'll bet many are unaccounted for because they have parents that don't want to account for them.