Colleen Slemmer, Jeremy Sanchez and Jordan Edwards were all teenage victims of homicide. More than one-third of U.S. homicide victims are young people between 15 and 24 years old, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
23-year-old Brian Rini told authorities that he was Timmothy PItzen, of Aurora, Illinois, who at age 6 disappeared in 2011. Authorities have changed Rini with one count of making a false statement to a federal officer, the FBI announced.
Experts say the term “Stranger Danger” may not be the most effective approach. Child advocate Callahan Walsh offers insight on how to broach the topic in a more nuanced way with young ones. Here are some tips on how to talk to your kids about kidnapping.
Every year, more than 200,000 children are abducted by family members. An additional 58,000 are taken by nonrelatives with primarily sexual motives. - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)