I found this on www.jwf.org and was so impressed I was moved to post. PLEASE READ AND THINK ABOUT THESE POSSIBLE SIGNS........ Steven Stayner and "Sharon Marshall" both displayed many of these signs of distress.......... All parents come into contact with their childrens playmates at some stage, do you recognise any of them? Possible signs of an abducted child and what to look for- Incomplete or unforwarded school records and attendence at many different schools. No birth certificate and no verification of immunization shots and missing medical and dental records. The child seems withdrawn or neglected and/or never invites friends to their home. The child seems fearful of parent(s) or guardian(s) and law enforcement. The child has behavioral or academic problems. They may lie frequently trying to cover up the truth about their life. Attendance at school is often sporadic. They don't take part in any after-school activities. Inconsistencies in names, dates of birth, addresses and past events and reluctance to give school personnel any personal or family information. Sometimes they're confused about their real name. Attendance at many different schools. The child seems fearful of law enforcement. The child may not remember the other parent. The other parent may be listed as deceased or unknown or not listed at all on emergency information documents. The "parent" may be overprotective and keeps very close tabs on the child's activities, friends and comments. The child may have dyed hair or has other appearance modifications. Trust your instincts. If you see a situation that seems suspicious, call your local law enforcement or 1-800-THE LOST.