I have been writing these stories on a regular basis since the beginning of 2016, however I don't think I have ever seen the number rise this much over a short period of time.

You read the title right. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there have been 21 children in the state of Colorado that have been reported missing since May 1st.

As a dad to four young boys myself, I can't imaging the pain that these families are going through. That's why I write this story, in hopes that someone throughout our area recognizes one of these kids so they can be brought home safely.

Please take a look at all of the pictures below, along with all the information released by the National Center. Let's work hard to bring these kids home this summer, so their families can spend the time with them that they deserve.

 

  • 1

    Ragat Adan - Denver

    Ragat has been missing since June 6th from Denver. He is 5'5" and weighs around 120 lbs. He may still be in the local area.

  • 2

    Poliana Al-Subaey - Denver

    Poliana has been missing from the Denver area since May 29th. Poliana may still be in the local area. She is White, of Middle Eastern and Russian descent. Poliana ears are pierced. When she was last seen, her hair was dyed red. Poliana may go by the nickname Poli.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 3

    Deanna Bixby - Aurora

    Deanna has been missing from Aurora since May 3rd. She may still be in the local area or she may travel to Denver or Thornton, Colorado. Deanna's lip is pierced.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 4

    Preston Bundy - Colorado Springs

    Preston has been missing from Colorado Springs since May 19th and is 13 years old. He is 5 feet tall and weighs around 100 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 5

    Alexia Cangialosi - Fort Collins

    Alexia has been missing from Fort Collins since May 15th and is 12 years old. She is five feet tall and weighs around 80 lbs. Alexia may still be in the local area or she may travel to Denver, Colorado.

    Credit: Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 6

    Joseph Craig - Aurora

    Joseph has been missing from Aurora since May 24th and is 16 years old. He is biracial. Joseph is Black and White. He may be in the company of other male juveniles. CAUTION ADVISED.

    Credit: Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 7

    Adriana Esparza - Westminster

    Adriana has been missing from Westminster since June 9th and is 17 years old. She is 5'3" and weighs 115 lbs.

    Credit: Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 8

    Jessica Ferrara - Denver

    Jessica has been missing from Denver since June 9th and is 17 years old. She may still be in the local area. Jessica has a small tattoo of the word love in the shape of a heart on her lower right arm. She may wear glasses.

    Credit: Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 9

    Rhiannon Fields - Lakewood

    Rhiannon has been missing from Lakewood since May 9th and is 17 years old. She is 5'4" and weighs 120 lbs. Rhiannon may be in the company of a male. She may travel to Denver, Colorado.

    Credit: Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 10

    Leticia Gutierrez - Colorado Springs

    Leticia has been missing from Colorado Springs since Mat 22nd and is 15 years old. Leticia may still be in the local area.

    Credit: Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 11

    Angelo Maldonado - Denver

    Angelo has been missing from Denver since June 9th and is 17 years old. He is 5'5" and weighs 165 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 12

    Jeramy Pratt - Boulder

    Jeramy has been missing since June 3rd from the Boulder area and is 16 years old. He is 5'11" and weighs 165 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 13

    Jerrid Reitz - Canon City

    Jerrid has been missing from the Canon City area since May 8th and is 16 years old. He is 5'6" and weighs 170 lbs. Jerrid's left eyebrow is pierced.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 14

    Janeaia Rivera - Denver

    Janeaia has been missing from Denver since May 31st and is 15 years old. She is 5'3" and is 135 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 15

    Evelyn Ruelas - Fort Collins

    Evelyn has been missing from Fort Collins since May 15th and is 16 years old. She may travel to Denver or Thornton, Colorado. Her ears are pierced and when she was last seen, her hair was dyed auburn. She is 5'5" and weighs 135 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 16

    Bella Saenz - Pueblo

    Bella has been missing from the Pueblo area since May 14th and is 13 years old. She may still be in the local area or she may travel to Denver, Colorado. She is 5'1" and weighs 145 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 17

    K-Lynne Salazar - Pueblo

    K-Lynne has been missing from the Pueblo area since May 14th and is 16 years old. She is 5'0" and weighs 100 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 18

    Isabella Simeone - Denver

    Isabella has been missing from the Denver area since May 30th and is 16 years old. She is 5'4" and weighs 140 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 19

    Alyssa St. John - Aurora

    Alyssa has been missing from the Aurora area since May 23rd and is 16 years old. She is 5'2" and weighs 120 lbs.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 20

    Tatum Thornton - Colorado Springs

    Tatum has been missing from the Colorado Springs area since May 6th and is 16 years old. She is biracial and may wear glasses.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 21

    Shyla Wymer - Denver

    Shyla has been missing from the Denver area since May 20th and is 16 years old. She is 5'7", weighs 170 lbs, and has tattoos on both forearms.

    Credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children