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The statistics are staggering more than 2000 American children are reported missing each day.
Whether these disappearances -- abductions runaways are another matter entirely it begs the question.
Do we do a good enough job trying to find them.
After Marc Klaas daughter Polly was abducted and killed 1993 he founded Klaas kids and organization dedicated to helping locate missing people.
And he's my guest this morning good morning to mark.
Good morning Gretchen.
You know the pain never goes away for you but you've -- -- your life mission.
To try and alleviate his pain for other families.
When you look at those -- of how many kids go missing we were thinking about this on the show yesterday why is the default position of the police in so many of these cases.
To go to run away instead of abduction.
What what happens a lot -- Frequently these days than it did back in 1993.
But by saying that the child as a run away basically absolves law enforcement of any responsibility for going to find the child.
But they're good at not having been said the statistics on runaways are staggering there -- between one point six and two point eight million.
-- on the streets of America on a given day.
And so it makes sense then that that might be the first thought process but in those very first minutes and hours.
Don't you -- the most information possible if it was an abduction.
What sure what you wanna -- you wanna listen to the family.
The family will give you a good idea as to whether the -- -- each scenario is even possible if the child is living a good life a happy life looks forward to getting up.
Every morning and doing things the next day.
Did it doesn't have you know a lot of outside interest the chances of that child being a runaway are slim to none that's one law enforcement have to start listening very carefully.
Taking in everything that the family have to say and utilizing that is they assess a situation.
Apparently in this case one of the young women -- to -- is apparently hear her family.
Did point the finger at Castro because he was her bus driver and said to the police allegedly please release a stature or something.
And so I guess -- falls in line with what you're talking about the gut of the family is just so important.
Well you know what the gutter of the -- -- the -- of the kids are up.
Instinct is is above.
Is huge in the end.
-- in our country I mean it's huge in the human condition if something feels wrong it probably is wrong and then you have to do something about it.
Now the statistic I saw very recently is it about 10% of -- Reinsert themselves back into the case just as this guy did and this guy was known to the family I mean -- -- them.
Very very close this is a very local kind of the situation.
And I know you say with the budget cuts in police departments all across the country its regular old citizens like you and I who need to.
Come together in some way and -- these neighborhood packs to look out for kids I got to wrap up their mark but appreciate your thoughts this morning thanks so much.
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