Missing Persons

Social media posts describe child sex trafficking as a huge and growing problem, but credible estimates indicate smaller numbers.
Simple headlines obscure the complex realities of abuse, sex work and the real threats to American children.
The mysterious disappearance of Ellie Green’s mother raises questions about not just their family, but about our relationships to one another.
Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, 19, and Victoria Sims, 75, separately vanished earlier this month in Tallahassee, Florida. A suspect is in custody.
Police "recovered some items of interest" at the residence of Smart's former college classmate, who was named a person of interest in the California cold case.
Chad Daybell made the claim to a reporter as he left Hawaii, where his wife Lori Vallow is jailed on charges related to the kids' disappearance.
Kaua'i police said Lori Vallow, the wife of doomsday author Chad Daybell, has been charged in the disappearance of her two kids, missing since September.
Joshua Vallow, 7, and his sister, Tylee Ryan, 17, disappeared from their Idaho home in September. Their mother and her new husband fled to Hawaii.
Chad Daybell married the missing kids' mother just weeks after his first wife's death. The newlyweds are allegedly not cooperating with investigators.
Karol Sanchez told police that she orchestrated the hoax because of her relationship with her "overprotective" mother.