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The Generation Why Podcast Blog — kidnapping

Woman and 9 Children Escape Captor After Almost 2 Decades

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Heads-up: This post contains mentions of child abuse. Reader discretion is advised. If you, or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please do not hesitate to contact one of the following helplines: UK: The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) 0808 801 0331 ) USA and Canada: National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800) 4-A-Child or (1-800) 422-4453 International directory:   In 1997 a 12-year-old girl named Rosalynn McGinnis was kidnapped outside of her school in Poteau, Oklahoma, by a man in a grey van. Rosalynn loved animals and had dreams of becoming a veterinarian or...

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Jayme Closs Found in Gordon, Wisconsin

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Thirteen year old Jayme went missing from her home in Barron County on Monday October 15th, 2018 after an unknown assailant shot through the door of her house and killed her parents.  

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Hania Noelia Aguilar - 13 year old girl abducted from Lumberton. North Carolina

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On the morning of November 5th, 2018, 13 year old Hania Noelia Aguilar was abducted from outside of her home in Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina. The abduction happened just before 7AM while Hania stood outside of her home at 3525 Elizabethtown road, Rosewood mobile home park, as she waited for a family member to drive her to school. She had asked her aunt to hand her the car keys so she could start the engine of the family SUV and left the vehicle running on the driveway while she waited outside.  That’s when a man clad in black clothes...

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What happened to missing 10 year old Alaska girl Ashley Johnson-Barr?

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(Mentions of child abuse contained in post. reader discretion is advised) Ashley Johnson-Barr was just 10 years old when she went missing from a playground in Kotzebue, Alaska on September 6th, 2018. Ashley often played with her friends at Rainbow Park on Lagoon Street but always made sure to return home no later than 8PM. She was a happy little 10 year old, always smiling; a little ray of sunshine. (Source) On the 6th of September she went out to play and never came home again. The last sighting of her is confirmed to be around 5:30PM – 6PM at...

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What Happened to Yingying Zhang?

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On the 9th of June 2017 a 26 year old Chinese scholar studying at the University of Illinois went missing. (Source) Yingying Zhang is from a small city in South east China called Nanping (a prefectural city in the Fujian province). She left her quaint, mountain top home town after receiving a scholarship to study at the Chinese Academy of sciences, 600 miles away in Beijing. Yingying planned to study for one year in the United States for research purposes and touched down on American soil in April of 2017- just two months before she vanished. On the day she went missing,...

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