More Than 1,000 Katrina Children Still Missing

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posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 08:11 AM
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Pacific News

The NCMEC registered 4,828 Katrina children in the weeks following the hurricane, and has resolved 73 percent of those cases. As of Nov. 8, however, 1,286 children had yet to be united with loved ones. Sixty-three and a half percent were listed as black in the registry. That is consistent with the 2000 New Orleans census figures of 67 percent black.

Some of the 1,286 children were listed as lost not by parents and guardians, but by relatives such as grandmothers. It is possible that some children may be with parents or other family. Still, the numbers of children missing are high by any measure and can be attributed in part to the chaos of the evacuation and the lack of records.

Another disturbing possibility is that some children could have been kidnapped. "There were 4,000 sex offenders evacuated along with the children," O'Brien said. These sex offenders have not yet registered their whereabouts as required by law in most states. However, so far there have been no cases of sex offenders found with missing children.

In addition to the NCMEC Web site, www.missingkids.com..., there are 28 sites on the Internet devoted to reuniting Katrina families. The Red Cross has a site, www.katrinasafe.org..., as does craigslist.org....


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Thats terrible!

I sincerly hope that its an academic mistake in counting, and that these Children are really safe and sound with their parents, grandparents or guardians.

Still - its a pretty High number, almost 3 Months after the Katrina disaster.




posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 08:22 AM
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A review of the speardsheet on the redcross site lists the number of children to be 981 who still have no had thier parents located.
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.



posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 08:28 AM
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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.

I truly hope its an application or a database error - and NOT the real Human tragedy, that it looks like it is.



posted on Nov, 22 2005 @ 10:41 AM
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Thousands still missing after Kathrina. The whereabouts of 6,644 people have not been determined...


Xinhuanet: Thousands still missing after Hurricane Katrina: report

2005-11-22



The whereabouts of 6,644 people, reported missing after Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast in late August, have not been determined, raising the prospect that the death toll from the disaster could be higher than the 1,306 recorded so far in Louisiana and Mississippi, the USA Today newspaper reported Tuesday.

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USA Today link:
USA Today: 6,644 are still missing after Katrina; toll may rise



posted on Nov, 23 2005 @ 04:29 AM
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Now in an ideal world this stuff would be all more over the media. Perhaps they would be asking the public if they saw anything suspicious before their memories fade even more than they already have?
And I know it sounds terrible but I bet many paedophiles would actually have travelled into New Orleans to find children. After all America is a country of over 200 million people so no surprise.

But it wouldn't reflect very well on the government; especially as so many sex offenders were released as opposed to being escorted by the military-police to new detainment.
So with the powers that be not wanting to affect their jobs ether by disturbing the waters or attracting the blame they deserve; I think it’s quite easy to understand why the media isn't on this story as much as it should be. Also given the close relationship between those who own media, and those who run government I think it’s even less surprising.

But it does say a lot about the morality of those with power. I really can't understand why (especially from a commercial point of view) this story is not being so well reported.



posted on Dec, 3 2005 @ 12:08 PM
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The pedophile problem is just the tip of the iceberg - and less grisly than other possiblities. Children also are kidnapped so their bodies can be harvested for organs, bone marrow, and stem cells. Stem cells from children are healthier, and live longer.

...The black market in organs gets attention sometimes - but for some reason, news about the stem cell black market never hits the mainstream. Kids are the most vulnerable for the stem cell trade.





posted on Dec, 3 2005 @ 12:16 PM
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Yes, my first thought is that these kids have been abducted as well. Are they all taken by the same person (people) or is it a bunch of separate abductions?

Are they being sold on the black market to "parents", pedophiles, or organ thieves? I don't feel we will be able to find the answer now but perhaps down the line something will show up.

If they had simply died or got lost they would have been found by now. Yes, something sinister is happening and how can we get to the bottom of it?



posted on Dec, 12 2005 @ 12:00 PM
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UPDATE!

While investigators believe most of the missing are safe somewhere, finding splintered families is proving a gargantuan task


Detroit News

In the evacuations after New Orleans flooded, families were scattered across 48 states. Those overseeing evacuations, in their rush to clear people from the city, often separated families as they pressed them onto buses, helicopters and planes, which then went in different directions.

Documentation proving custody of children or other family ties was destroyed or lost. Access to phones and computers was minimal, creating gaps between the time families were separated and the time children were reported missing. Shelters had no coordinated system for feeding evacuees' names, birth dates and other information into a national database.

Many children had been in the care of aunts, grandparents, great-grandparents or unrelated guardians before the storm, and those caretakers often lacked information crucial to finding children, such as birth dates, names of the youngsters' friends, recent photographs and nicknames.

"They're scattered physically, which doesn't help, but they're also scattered socially," said Burke. "When you have this sort of family structure, it's very difficult. When they scatter, they're just gone."


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posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 11:40 AM
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Katrina was months ago, and there are still scattered children either looking for their parents, guardians, or other family members. It's terrible. For a mother to lose her child(ren) due to relocation is a situation I hope I never have to go through. Hopefully those scattered children will be reunited with their loved ones and they are safe.



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 11:46 AM
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How is this NOT news ? I would think instead of the late nite shows dedicating themselves to finding Natalie Holloway and others---THEY WOULD BE ON THIS ONE.

Once again, something stinks, only worse, because its children...



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 11:55 AM
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You don't even hear about it down here!
I, for one, had no idea there were still people unaccounted for. That really says something, when you don't even hear about it in the most affected areas.

I hope this is resolved soon.

--Kit.



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 09:07 AM
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You All will be Happy to know, that after Long Months, the Last Lost Child from Katrina was returend to her Parents!


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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

At last - GOOD NEWS!

Thanks to mister kenshiro2012 for the Tip!


[edit on 23/3/06 by Souljah]



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 09:47 AM
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I still have a little faith in our system...just a little.

Thanks for the info Souljah!



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 02:44 PM
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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. Many of the Katrina kids can't track their parents down (not the other way around).......I'll bet it's more a case of "I don't want my kids anymore." You here about this crap happening in cities; people flushing their newborns down toilets, unwed mothers dumping newborns in trashcans.....sick, but true.

I'll bet many are unaccounted for because they have parents that don't want to account for them.


[edit on 23-3-2006 by zerotolerance]



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 07:31 AM
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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.


I must be missing something!

What are you basing this on?
Your observations of New Orleans inner-city child/parent dynamics?
Parental mindstates of the poor in America?
Cable network news and a pinch of fear?

Please Tell me how you came to this conclusion,
because I am not understanding why you would post this.

I must not have been exposed to your evidence. I am foolishly looking at this statement of yours with disgust and disdain...

You seem like a wise one, please enlighten me with how you acquired these opinions so that I may understand.


[edit on 3/24/2006 by theBLESSINGofVISION]



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 12:49 PM
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I was going to inquire the same...

Where did that come from? Parents were glad that Mother Nature crushed everything they know and possibly took their kids, and some might be happy??? I have heard of candy coating a turd, but this takes the cake.

Was that supposed to have some kind of racial implication? Or was it a poor people stab?



posted on Mar, 24 2006 @ 12:49 PM
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I was going to inquire the same...

Where did that come from? Parents were glad that Mother Nature crushed everything they know and possibly took their kids, and some might be happy??? I have heard of candy coating a turd, but this takes the cake.

Was that supposed to have some kind of racial implication? Or was it a poor people stab?





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