Cleveland Ohio Kids Missing – An “extraordinary” increase in the number of reported missing persons has been attributed to the city of Cleveland, which has seen a rise of over 30 missing youngsters in the first two weeks of the month of May, according to local authorities.
Between May 2 and May 16, a total of 27 children were reported missing to the Cleveland Police Department, and Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy is sounding the alarm that the number of reported disappearances has reached an all-time high in 2023. “There’s always peaks and valleys with missing persons, but this year it seems like an extraordinary year,” Majoy, who serves as the board president of the nonprofit group Cleveland Missing and spoke with Fox News, said. “This year it seems like an extraordinary year.”
“For some reason, in the year 2023, we’ve seen a lot more than we normally see, which is troubling in part because we don’t know what’s going on with some of these kids, such as whether they’re being trafficked or whether they’re involved in gang activity or drugs.” Majoy stated that the majority of the instances involve teens who ran away from home; nonetheless, he expressed his concern that some of the youths may have been victims of predators, whom he compared to “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” Majoy expressed his dismay that an increasing number of cases of people going missing are going largely unreported by the general public, which is one of the primary contributing factors to the absence of photographs of the victims in many of the cases.