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    ID - Several teens reported missing in East Idaho

    Several teens reported missing in East Idaho; in nearly all cases law enforcement has not alerted public
    There are several teenagers who have been reported missing in Eastern Idaho since late last year.

    In nearly all the cases, local law enforcement did not notify the media or the public about the missing youths, and the Idaho State Journal only found out about them by visiting the Idaho State Police and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children websites.

    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/mem...c35f8bf02.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by los2188 View Post
    Several teens reported missing in East Idaho; in nearly all cases law enforcement has not alerted public


    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/mem...c35f8bf02.html
    Thanks, Los.

    Also from the above link:

    "Gary Lung Jr., 15, of Pocatello, was last seen on April 4, according to the information provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


    He is described as being 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing about 157 pounds. He has brown eyes and blond hair that was recently dyed black.


    In addition to Lung, there is one other teen from Pocatello who's currently missing. Also missing are a teen from Chubbuck, two teens from Idaho Falls, two teens from Franklin County and one teen from Bingham County."

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    "One of the two missing Idaho Falls youths is Devon Arias, 16. He was last seen on March 22. He is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds.


    Arias is listed as being Native American/Alaskan native and has black hair and brown eyes.


    A second Idaho Falls youth, Kyra Lorraine LaFountain, is listed as missing by the state police, who are reporting that she was last seen on March 9. However, the 15-year-old has recently posted comments on her Facebook page.


    Idaho Falls police said Saturday that they still consider LaFountain to be missing. She is described as being 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 125 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink sweater, black leggings, white glasses and red earrings. She has scars on her left forearm and a tattoo on the same forearm with the words "Two birds with mom in the middle.""

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    "In Pocatello, another missing teen is Ismael A. Ramos Mendez who was last seen on Feb. 26.

    Mendez, age 17, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. The name "Esmerelda Ramos" and a skeleton with its middle finger raised are tattooed on his chest and the word “patience” is tattooed on his right forearm."
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    Quote Originally Posted by los2188 View Post
    Several teens reported missing in East Idaho; in nearly all cases law enforcement has not alerted public


    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/mem...c35f8bf02.html

    Additionally:


    "Desiree Silvia Otero, 16, of Chubbuck, is also missing. She was last seen on March 24 and is described as being 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 120 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a sweater, blue jeans and black and pink Adidas sneakers.

    Otero is known to wear a heart necklace, diamond studs and teal earrings. She also has a scar on her left cheek."

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    "Gage Burton, 17, was last seen in Preston on March 31. He is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds.


    Burton has brown hair and green eyes.


    Law enforcement officials believe he could be in the Logan, Utah, area.


    Another Franklin County teen is also missing. Dakota James Laird, 17, was last seen on Dec. 16, 2015. She is described as being 5 feet tall and weighing about 100 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair and a scar on her left cheek."

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    "In Bingham County, 17-year-old Teala Chavonne Ison was last seen on April 6. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has tattoos on both forearms and piercings on her abdomen, ears, lip and nose."

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    "If you have any information about any of the teens missing in East Idaho, you can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678 or visit the website missingkids.org.


    There are many more recently reported missing teens throughout the state. A full list can be found atwww.isp.idaho.gov/BCI/index.html . "
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    Why would LE not notify media and the public that these young people are missing? Do they think that all of them ran away, voluntarily? That wouldn't mean that they would be safe out there on their own. Sounds like a bunch of bad choices were made. Thanks for this list. Doesn't anyone care?

    IF there are a lot more missing teens online, I think I'll skip reading it.

    So many teens out there, making life choices at their ages and in whatever circumstances they are in doesn't sound promising for their futures.

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    But when LEO don't have photos of the missing or enough information to begin a search in any particular location, what realistically can they do? What's the difference between a print story in a local paper and posting it on a state missing persons website? I'd say these days more people are likely to have the website access v. the paper.
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    Several East Idaho teens missing; in nearly all cases authorities have not alerted public or media

    http://blackfootjournal.com/several-...blic-or-media/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyGirl View Post
    Several East Idaho teens missing; in nearly all cases authorities have not alerted public or media

    http://blackfootjournal.com/several-...blic-or-media/
    From your link JerseyGirl:

    [...]
    No AMBER alerts were issued for any of the teens reported missing in east Idaho since December. In nearly every case, local law enforcement did not even issue a press release about the missing juveniles. Authorities do not even have photos of two of the eight juveniles from our region who are currently missing.

    Hansen said if a child is believed to be a runaway, an attempt to locate is issued to the region’s law enforcement agencies and the child’s information is entered into the National Crime Information Center database.
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    Very odd indeed. Where are the families?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedie2 View Post
    Why would LE not notify media and the public that these young people are missing? Do they think that all of them ran away, voluntarily? That wouldn't mean that they would be safe out there on their own. Sounds like a bunch of bad choices were made. Thanks for this list. Doesn't anyone care?
    It sounds to me like they are doing their job. Their job is to investigate, not to send press releases to the media. Too many law enforcement agencies these days just send out press releases, and expect the general public to solve their cases for them. In my opinion they should never resort to that, until they have exhausted all possible leads, and feel they can’t solve the case without the help of the public.

    Probably most of them did run away, and splashing their names on the front page of the local newspaper might make matters worse. If the news media wants to report it anyway, they have constitutional rights to do that, but I don’t think LE is obligated to send them a press release. IMHO.
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