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Alarming Surge: Dozens of Children Vanish in Cleveland in Just 2 Weeks

June 5, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Cleveland is currently facing an alarming situation as the number of missing children continues to soar, reports the New York Post. In a matter of just two weeks, an astonishing 27 children have gone missing between May 2 and May 16, leaving officials deeply concerned.

Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy has sounded the alarm, declaring these recent events to be of an unprecedented scale in 2023.

Serving as the board president of the Cleveland Missing nonprofit group, Majoy told Fox News, “There’s always peaks and valleys with missing persons, but this year it seems like an extraordinary year.”

“For some reason, in 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, whether they’re being trafficked or whether they’re involved in gang activity or drugs.”

According to Majoy, most of the cases involve runaways, but he expressed concern that some teenagers may have fallen victim to predators disguising themselves as trustworthy individuals. He compared these predators to “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

With regret, he expressed that the increasing number of disappearances is particularly distressing due to the lack of photographs of the victims and the fact that many of these cases go unnoticed by the public.

“It’s a silent crime that happens right under our noses,” he said. “The problem is where are they? Where do they go? They can be in a drug house or farmed to prostitution.”

US Marshals initiated “Operation We Will Find You” in May to address the rising number of disappearances in Cleveland and other parts of northern Ohio. 

The operation aimed to locate 35 missing children, covering cases in Cleveland, Toledo, Akron, and nearby counties. Some of the children were found as far away as Arizona, California, and West Virginia. In a statement about the operation, US Marshal Pete Elliott said, “The Marshals Service is fully committed to assisting federal, state, and local agencies with locating and recovering endangered missing children.”

“The epidemic of missing children in our country needs a spotlight, it needs our focus. We hope operations like this sharpen that focus.”

With the help of YouTube blogger @kingakfortyseven_ who recently made it apart of his mission to spread the word, along with Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy, the U.S. Marshal’s operation, and additional media outlets, these minors will be recovered unharmed and with a sound mind.

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