South Dakota police classified most of missing kids as “runaways” to not to search them
South Dakota authorities are inactive and relies heavily on the public eyes and ears while searching for missing children. There are now 25 minors in the state missing, with local police saying most of them are runaways.
“They may take off after a dispute at home they may be angry with someone and decide they want to spend time with friends or whatever,” Sioux Falls Police Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said, according to KELO.
Despite the fact that the authorities rely on public attention and outside help, they are doing everything possible to find the missing children. On the police list of missing persons, the vast majority are indeed teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. However, there are babies as well.
The police say that regardless of the circumstances that could have caused the child to disappear, it is always necessary to inform the police.
“First and foremost if somebody is missing, doesn’t matter if they are an adult or a child they can report it to police,” Clemens said.
According to statistics, kidnapping in South Dakota is very rare, but despite this, at least 65 people are permanently missing.