Wednesday is National Missing Children's Day, 58 cases listed in SC

Wednesday is National Missing Children's Day, 58 cases listed in SC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - More than four dozen South Carolina children are listed as missing by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website.

Wednesday is National Missing Children's Day nationwide, and the center, the FBI and local law enforcement agencies hope everyone will take another look at photos of missing children in the hopes someone may know something.

The most recent disappearance happened on May 1, when 15-year-old Jessica Calles vanished from the Myrtle Beach area. Law enforcement authorities believe she could be in the company of 24-year-old Javier Ramirez.

The oldest case dates back more than 44 years, when then-9-year-old Michael Woodward disappeared from Fort Jackson on April 23, 1972. Woodward was last seen playing in his yard. Today, he would be 53 years old.

The cases listed on the NCMEC website have all been entered into the FBI's National Crime Information Center database. In each case, a parent, guardian or law enforcement agency has given the organization permission to disseminate photos of the missing child.

Posters containing photos of adults labeled as an "abductor" are included only if a felony warrant was issued for the abductor and information about that person was entered into the NCIC Wanted Person File, the site states.

If you have information on the whereabouts of any of the people shown in the posters from NCMEC, call 911, your local law enforcement agency, NCMEC's national hotline at (800) THE-LOST, or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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