11-18-2008, 10:14 AM #1
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.
11-18-2008, 10:44 AM #2
Do they know where the bus was headed? Have they released a photo of him?
11-18-2008, 08:07 PM #3Registered User
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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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.
02-02-2009, 10:15 AM #5
"Joseph Harris, of Sheraden, was last seen downtown around 9 p.m. Friday, when he boarded a bus headed to Brighton Heights."
"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."
"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
02-02-2009, 01:08 PM #6
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..........
02-02-2009, 01:28 PM #7
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.
02-18-2009, 07:45 PM #8
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.
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.
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.
Missing since November 14, 2008 from Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Age at Time of Disappearance: 17
Estimated Height: 5'5"-5'7"
Estimated Weight: 130-136 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Clothing: Black sweatshirt, blue jeans and white Converse Chuck Taylor shoes.
02-19-2009, 12:10 PM #9
"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
02-19-2009, 07:34 PM #10
Weird. Same story,two different places?
02-20-2009, 10:31 PM #11
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
02-21-2009, 11:35 PM #12
"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."
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
11-26-2013, 12:20 AM #13
Thinking of Joseph. Wish justice could be served for him. Rest in peace, dear. <3
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