Where Have all the Children Gone?

Missing children, Amber Alerts, and more

Isabella Langham

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Missing posters scatter the streets, informing the reader about someone who has been abducted. Approximately 3,800 children in Texas have gone missing as of 2021 according to the “National Center For Missing and Exploited Children.”

On Jun. 25, 2022 in Williamson County, Austin, Eder Mo Yaxal went missing. Yaxal is a hispanic male, aged 14, with black hair and eyes, 5’3, and 120 lbs.

On Aug. 26, 2022 in Williamson County, Austin, Oscar Carrasco went missing. Carrasco is a hispanic male, aged 14, with black hair and eyes, 5’6, and 138 lbs. 

On Sep. 26, 2022 in Williamson County, Austin, Jayden Noori-Burdick went missing. Noori-Burdick is a biracial male, aged 14, with black hair, brown eyes, 5’5, and 120 lbs.

On Sep. 28, 2022 in Williamson County, Austin, Sherrell Walker went missing. Walker is  a black female, aged 17, with black hair, brown eyes, 5’1, and 135lbs.

Whether or not these kids have been kidnapped, there has been no media coverage. These cases have been swept under the rug.

Even though these children all come from different backgrounds, they all have similar traits. They’re around the shorter side and tend to weigh less. They also have brunette hair, dark eyes, and are people of color. 

People of race in low income areas are generally targeted due to their lack of resources and people to defend them. 

If the missing person is under 18 you don’t have to wait 24 hours.The next step is to go to the local police station and give them a description of the child. The information will be entered into the Information Center database (NCIC). 

Depending on the case, an Amber Alert may or may not be issued. None of the children listed above ever were reported through Amber Alerts.

As a community, we can work on making sure people of color are heard. People who have platforms can help open up a conversation on how we can help. Authority can also play a part in making sure people of color are treated fairly.