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    Those searching for "wanderers" or "medical" missing people please look here

    In an effort to try to help find missing people who may be in shelters across the country, or deemed as "homeless", I'm going to try to post on this thread any web, or news articles that contain photos from shelters or soup kitchens.

    I know my mother would be able to spot one of her children when they were just a speck on the horizon... perhaps someone in the background of one of these photos may be a missing person?

    Frequently these photos have the backgrounds blurred, or the people are photographed with their backs to the camera. It isn't a crime to be down on your luck, or to be missing. I do not wish to invade anyone's privacy, instead I'm hoping to have an enormous stroke of luck and possibly provide a lead to a family who has a missing loved one.

    As Lorne Boulet's Aunt said in another thread " This is like a needle in a haystack during a wind storm". So the odds aren't great... but maybe, just maybe, they are worth it?

    Also, if you have the time, check out some of the links that are NOT in your area. People have been known to wander a long ways!

    Finally please be aware that news stories are not always archived. Usually the links expire within 14 days. If you find a photo that may have a family member in the background I would advise you to copy it to your hard drive for safekeeping.

    Just an idea to try to help the families of the missing, lets see how it goes...


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    http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/...601270338/1006

    There is a series of photos (six slideshows) about the Heavenly Blessings Ministries Shelter in PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. Mostly photos of volunteers and well known regulars, but a few photos of possible "clients" in the background.

    The story is dated January 27, 2006

    Worth taking a look.

    Can't post any of the photos here as they are all for sale.

    More photos from the same location:
    http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060125/NEWS01/601250331/1006

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:H...rican_Flag.jpg

    Homeless Black Man, New York, dated 2005-08-04

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    http://lozoya.com/homeless.htm

    The above link is the site of Oscar Lazoya, a fine art photographer.

    He has a series of 11 photos (works of art!) taken between 1997-2001 of various people, in Albuquerque, NM.

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    This photo is from a website that is no longer up... but I think it represented someone in Oregon, date unknown.


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    The original web page is not working. Unknown location, unknown date.

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    http://www.daymonjhartley.com/Pages/homeless.html
    Photo of a couple, and their child hitchhiking on a Detroit freeway, trying to get back to Arizona. They had tried to get work in Michigan. Date unknown.

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    www.epath.org/blog/

    LOS ANGELES Blog on the homeless. Photos of homeless in the area. May be a good site to check from time to time if you believe the person you are searching for may be in the area.

    Photo of a homeless person which is not archived, but came from this blog is below. Date unknown.

    http://www.epath.org/blog/uploaded_i...ect-738642.jpg

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines

    Article talks about young runaways in Los Angeles. There are two excellent photos taken January 24, 2006. One is a homeless teen from Riverside and the other is a panhandler.

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    http://news.newstimeslive.com/story....category=Local
    The article is dated January 27, 2006 and is talking about Danbury, CT



    Dawn Wilson and Michelle Ross of the Mid-Connecticut Council on Alcoholism, far right, survey for homeless people Thursday in front of the Dorothy Day soup kitchen on Spring Street in Danbury.


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    This photo is from a story about volunteers who participated in the homeless count, in Columbus, Ohio. I don't think there are any homeless people in the photograph... but just in case I posted it.

    Original article can be found here:
    http://www.10tv.com/Global/story.asp...0&nav=LUESMuat

    Article is dated January 25, 2006


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    Spokane, WA believed to be taken January 27, 2006

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    http://www.alligator.org/pt2/060125homeless.php

    Excellent photograph of a 62 yr old man and a 41 yr old man in Gainsville, Florida. Article is dated January 25, 2006

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    http://www.yakima-herald.com/page/dis/285270212163585

    Article has 2 good photos of homeless men living near the Yakima River in WA. Article is dated January 27, 2006

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    http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/a...NEWS/601270329

    This article is about a homeless street fair in Salem, OR. There is one photo with people milling about in the background... not very clear though.

    Article is dated January 27, 2006

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