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    PA - Joseph Harris, 17, Pittsburgh, 14 Nov 2008

    PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh police joined the search for a 17-year-old boy, saying it is "out of character" for him to have not contacted his family since Friday.
    Friends say they last saw Joseph Harris at 9 p.m. Friday boarding a bus and saying he was going to meet someone named "G."
    Police say the boy isn't known to have a friend by that name and that his cell phone has been turned off since Friday, too.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453844,00.html

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    Do they know where the bus was headed? Have they released a photo of him?

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    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US
    JOSEPH W. HARRIS
    Case Type: Endangered Runaway
    DOB: Jun 23, 1991 Sex: Male
    Missing Date: Nov 14, 2008 Race: Black
    Age Now: 17 Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
    Missing City: PITTSBURGH Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
    Missing State : PA Hair Color: Black
    Missing Country: United States Eye Color: Black
    Case Number: NCMC1110950
    Circumstances: Joseph was last seen on November 14, 2008. He has a scar on his left shoulder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julespa View Post
    Do they know where the bus was headed? Have they released a photo of him?
    http://kdka.com/local/missing.teen.family.2.867371.html


    "Joseph Harris, of Sheraden, was last seen downtown around 9 p.m. Friday, when he boarded a bus headed to Brighton Heights."

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    http://www.wpxi.com/news/18001065/detail.html#-



    "He was last seen at about 4 p.m. Friday in downtown Pittsburgh on the 16B bus on Liberty Avenue on his way to work in Robinson."

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    http://www.wpxi.com/news/18293224/detail.html

    "The 17-year-old was last seen at a bus stop near the CVS in downtown Pittsburgh on Nov. 14."
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    I live near Pittsburgh and this is the first time I have heard this story.
    Story needs more coverage. I'm afraid Pittsburgh area has allot of gangs, drugs and sex crimes.
    Everyday, there are drive by shootings, murders and drug raids.
    Being that Joseph was small in statue would make him a target of some sick pervert.
    Pittsburgh is a dangerous scarey place at night anymore.
    IMO, he is not a run away.
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    Pittsburgh police have joined the search for a 17-year-old Schenley High School senior who has been missing since Friday, and they are asking for the public’s help.

    Joseph Harris, of Sheraden, is described as a black male, 5 feet 2 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.

    He was last seen at about 4 p.m. Friday in downtown Pittsburgh on the 16B bus on Liberty Avenue on his way to work in Robinson.

    Harris' sister, Ashley Harris, spent most of Tuesday handing out flyers, hoping someone will recognize her brother.

    "I don't know what else to do," she said. "I try to keep moving. Hopefully somebody will recognize him and call us. That's what I'm hoping."

    Joseph Harris' parents said he is a good kid who's never had trouble and asked that if anyone has seen their son to please call police.

    "We just want our son to come home. He's not a problem kid. He goes to school. He goes to work. We have concerns about what's going on," said Joseph Harris Sr.

    "He’s a really good kid, well loved. And please baby, if you see us, please come home. This is your year to graduate. Please come home, I beg you," said Carla Harris.

    Friends said that Joseph Harris last told them that he was going to the North Side to meet up with someone named "Gene."

    The last updated article i could find about him.

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/18001065/detail.html#-

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    BREAKING NEWS: Police Get Lead On Identity Of Man Found In River

    Police said the body of a male found in the Ohio River last week may be that of a missing Pittsburgh teen.
    http://www.wtov9.com/news/18740887/detail.html

    Police Release Description Of Man Found In Ohio River

    The victim is a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 145 pounds.

    He has black hair, brown eyes and has a large keloid scar on the back of his right shoulder.

    At the time of the recovery, the victim was wearing a size 7 red canvas Chuck Taylor Converse All-Star high-top tennis shoe and a white Roca Wear sock.

    http://www.wtov9.com/news/18731866/detail.html

    Body In The Ohio River Still Unidentified

    Sheriff White confirms that he is following leads from the Pittsburgh area. He says that a family there reported their son missing, but he points out that until the West Virginia State Medical Examiners Office confirms through dental records that the body is that of the teen he can not release the name.

    http://wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=vie...&storyid=52478

    Joseph Harris
    Missing since November 14, 2008 from Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

    Vital Statistics

    Age at Time of Disappearance: 17
    Estimated Height: 5'5"-5'7"
    Estimated Weight: 130-136 lbs
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Race: Black
    Clothing: Black sweatshirt, blue jeans and white Converse Chuck Taylor shoes.

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    "Police believe a body found in a West Virginia river may be that of a Pittsburgh teenager who has been missing for almost three months.

    On Feb. 13, the body of a young black male was found floating near the New Cumberland lock and dam in West Virginia, authorities said."


    Note: Still waiting for confirmation from dental records.

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/18740024/detail.html
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    Weird. Same story,two different places?


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    Found deceased

    http://www.timesleader.com/news/ap?articleID=1685582

    20 Feb 09

    The body of a 17-year-old Pittsburgh boy missing since November has been found in the Ohio River in Hancock County, W.Va.

    Pittsburgh police say the body of Joseph Harris was identified Friday using dental records.

    The body was found Feb. 13 by workers on a barge.

    more at link

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    "There were no obvious signs of trauma to Joseph's body, but the cause of his death is pending toxicology reports. Police in Hancock County, W.Va., told the Harrises their son had been in the river for as long as a month."

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09052/950790-53.stm

    My sympathy to his family and friends.
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    Thinking of Joseph. Wish justice could be served for him. Rest in peace, dear. <3



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