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    VA - Dana Vanderbilt, 14, Springfield, 31 March 2016

    **Both photos shown at the following link are of Dana.
    She may be in the company of a juvenile female.
    They may travel to New York.
    Dana's ears are pierced and the tips of her hair are dyed blue.
    She may use the alias name Laura Hudgins.


    Missing Person: Dana Vanderbilt
    Missing from: Springfield, VA
    Missing since: March 31, 2016
    DOB: July 12, 2001
    Current age: 14 years
    Sex: female
    Race: White
    Hair color: light brown (tips are dyed blue)
    Eye color: green
    Height: 5'5"
    Weight: 120 lbs

    • http://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1265512/1/screen



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    Just wanted to add the working link: http://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1265512/1/screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    Just wanted to add the working link: http://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1265512/1/screen
    Thanks J4cknsal1y and JanetElaine. From the above link:

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    Last edited by margarita25; 04-03-2016 at 02:38 AM.

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    I couldn't find a single other msm mention of Dana besides this missing poster. Hopefully she gets more media attention so she can go home to her family safely. She is a pretty young girl, and I really hope some sort of human trafficking is not in the mix.

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    Because I had read the info at this link semi recently, I started to wonder if human trafficking was playing a role in Dana's disappearance as soon as I read of her.

    http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/f...extrafficking/
    Last edited by J4cknsal1y; 04-03-2016 at 03:19 AM.

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    There was a post about her on the " Western Branch Growing Forward" Facebook page. Yes, trafficking is suspected.

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    I noticed too how little there is to be found about Dana. Glad you guys brought up the sex trafficking fears. I saw those on FB (although even there there is little to be found) but wasn't sure if mentioning it would be breaking the rules here.

    IMO it is important for people to know though - Dana might be in plain sight and if someone notices her they could shrug it off and think she is missing voluntarily. Sex traffickers have other means to control their victims, they don't necessarily need to lock them up in dark back alley rooms.

    There is so much misunderstanding about sex trafficking that it makes it even harder to get the victims out of it, because people don't realize they are indeed victims, not volunteers.

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    A member of a Matilda Jane bst group I am in posted about Dana, which is what made me want to make her a thread here. The fellow MJ member is local to this girl/her family. I don't want to violate tos & post what I have seen her post on FB (I did inform her of the thread being created, so maybe she'll join as an insider ), but I feel it is ok if I say that she did say an update said their local news would be covering the story tonight, so hopefully more msm coverage to follow. I asked her if she is aware of what particular news station will be covering tonight, and will post if I get an update.

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    Justice for Children without Voices on Facebook has the missing poster with quite a lot of comments, & Dana's mom is commenting on that one.

    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForC...637302512839:0

    i could not find a Facebook for Dana using her given name or the alias provided on the missing poster

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    Quote Originally Posted by J4cknsal1y View Post
    Justice for Children without Voices on Facebook has the missing poster with quite a lot of comments, & Dana's mom is commenting on that one.

    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForC...637302512839:0

    i could not find a Facebook for Dana using her given name or the alias provided on the missing poster
    Also other photos posted in that thread of Dana w/out makeup, etc.

    And now photos of a possible sighting believed to have possibly been Dana in the company of a male (photos of both) side by side with one of the photos of Dana. Her mother had been shown the photos from the sighting and believes it appears to be Dana.

    If it's truly a valid sighting, then she is now in TN.

    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForC...type=3&theater

    ETA: It would be awesome if her aunt or other family would join WS - there is A LOT of other info out there that might be helpful here...or maybe it'll end up covered by MSM if something is really being done. :-/
    Last edited by TravelingBug; 04-03-2016 at 08:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J4cknsal1y View Post
    I couldn't find a single other msm mention of Dana besides this missing poster. Hopefully she gets more media attention so she can go home to her family safely. She is a pretty young girl, and I really hope some sort of human trafficking is not in the mix.

    eta:
    Because I had read the info at this link semi recently, I started to wonder if human trafficking was playing a role in Dana's disappearance as soon as I read of her.

    http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/f...extrafficking/
    That article about sex trafficking is worth reading. Anyone with teenagers definitely should read at least the first few paragraphs. I learned some new things, and I thought I already knew how the traffickers operated.

    Thanks for posting that. I want Dana found SOON.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelingBug View Post
    Also other photos posted in that thread of Dana w/out makeup, etc.

    And now photos of a possible sighting believed to have possibly been Dana in the company of a male (photos of both) side by side with one of the photos of Dana. Her mother had been shown the photos from the sighting and believes it appears to be Dana.

    If it's truly a valid sighting, then she is now in TN.

    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForC...type=3&theater

    ETA: It would be awesome if her aunt or other family would join WS - there is A LOT of other info out there that might be helpful here...or maybe it'll end up covered by MSM if something is really being done. :-/
    I saw that on my Fb and thought it resembled Dana! I had not heard her mom thinks it might be her. Help Save The Next Girl posted her flyer, too.

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    I hope and pray they find her soon and that she's OK.
    "Opinions posted by me are JMO and may not be proven facts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    I saw that on my Fb and thought it resembled Dana! I had not heard her mom thinks it might be her. Help Save The Next Girl posted her flyer, too.
    Actually her mom just posted that she believes it's her. Hoping it's her. Hoping she's found and she's safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelingBug View Post
    Also other photos posted in that thread of Dana w/out makeup, etc.

    And now photos of a possible sighting believed to have possibly been Dana in the company of a male (photos of both) side by side with one of the photos of Dana. Her mother had been shown the photos from the sighting and believes it appears to be Dana.

    If it's truly a valid sighting, then she is now in TN.

    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForC...type=3&theater

    ETA: It would be awesome if her aunt or other family would join WS - there is A LOT of other info out there that might be helpful here...or maybe it'll end up covered by MSM if something is really being done. :-/
    The info says the couple were seen panhandling? If so, that sounds like a runaway more than trafficking, right? I hope it's Dana and that the local LE will be able to track her down tonight.

    Fingers crossed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelingBug View Post
    Also other photos posted in that thread of Dana w/out makeup, etc.

    And now photos of a possible sighting believed to have possibly been Dana in the company of a male (photos of both) side by side with one of the photos of Dana. Her mother had been shown the photos from the sighting and believes it appears to be Dana.

    If it's truly a valid sighting, then she is now in TN.

    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForC...type=3&theater

    ETA: It would be awesome if her aunt or other family would join WS - there is A LOT of other info out there that might be helpful here...or maybe it'll end up covered by MSM if something is really being done. :-/
    Hello. I am one of Dana's aunts. I finally got approved. I'm trying to figure out how to use the site. Please be patient while I try to figure it out and hopefully add some photos.

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