DANA PHIRI - 14 yo - Wichita KS

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DANA PHIRI - 14 yo - Wichita KS

Post by twinkletoes on Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:50 am

Family of missing teen wants Amber Alert reform

4/20 10:10 pm
WICHITA, Kansas --
Dozens of e-mails flooded the KSN mail account Friday from viewers and
concerned citizens wanting to help find 14 year old Dana Phiri who
hasn't been seen by family since last Saturday.

Family members started an e-mail blast after they said they aren't getting the help they need to find her.
“She
is a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for four days with no extra
clothes, food, or money in a large city with a known sex trafficking
ring,” the email reads.

“She
is still voluntarily missing in a runaway status and she is not being
held anywhere against her will,” said Sgt. Kevin Bradford, with the
Explointed and Missing Child Unit.

Investigators say they are following up on leads, but say there is nothing right now that shows that she's in great danger.
“We haven't got any strong credible information as to where her location is right now,” said Bradford. “We have got information to make us believe that she is still is voluntarily gone."
The
family is frustrated with the search to find her and say the efforts
have been hindered simply because there was no Amber Alert issued.

Cases like Dana's are all too common.
“They
could have conflict with family, they could be going through normal
teenage emotions, they could feel like they need to get some place
safe,” said Melanie Miller Garrett, Program Director at the Wichita
Children’s Home.

Regardless of the situation, families of runaway children say they still feel helpless, even if it was at the child’s will.
Police say there are between 140-170 runaway cases every month.
They are limited on what they can do because the child leaves on their own.
When authorities put out an amber alert, the missing person is usually abducted and is in danger.
“Any
reasons where they are about to be seriously harmed or killed, then it
escalates a priority for us to locate this child even more,” said Bradford.

Police told us they believe that Dana is still in the Wichita area. The family says their main goal is to bring her home, but they say the Amber Alert process needs to be reformed.

http://www.ksn.com/news/local/story/Family-of-missing-teen-wants-Amber-Alert-reform/io7ZxSFD6UilWbVuLwFyzQ.cspx
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Re: DANA PHIRI - 14 yo - Wichita KS

Post by twinkletoes on Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:52 am

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Re: DANA PHIRI - 14 yo - Wichita KS

Post by Watcher_of_all on Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:44 pm

DANA PHIRI
Case Type: Endangered Runaway
DOB: Jul 21, 1997Sex: Female
Missing Date: Apr 16, 2012Race: Biracial
Age Now: 14Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
Missing City: WICHITAWeight: 120 lbs (54 kg)
Missing State : KSHair Color: Black
Missing Country: United StatesEye Color: Brown
Case Number: NCMC1192851
Circumstances: Dana may be in the company of a juvenile female. They may still be in the local area. Dana is biracial; she is Black and White. Her navel is pierced and she has a scar on her left knee.


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Re: DANA PHIRI - 14 yo - Wichita KS

Post by mom_in_il on Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:19 pm

On Tue, 4/24/12, posters@ncmec.org wrote:

From: posters@ncmec.org
Subject: Missing Child Poster Partner Recovery - Kansas
To: XXXXX
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 12:35 PM

Dear Poster Partner:

Dana Phiri missing from Wichita, KS, has been recovered. Please discontinue dissemination of this poster. Your participation in this program has made a valuable contribution to this recovery.

Please remove and discard any posters on this case that you have placed in public view.
Thank you for your support.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Visit our web site at www.missingkids.com.
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