Saturday, December 29, 2007

Laura Lynn Thompson: Media coverage!

I am very excited to announce that Laura has gotten some media coverage by two television stations; the article below is from a station in Youngstown, Ohio. (Laura disappeared from New Castle, Pennsylvania in January 1993.)
Before now, Laura had been part of a list of missing children from the Pittsburgh area (some of whom have since been found) about a year ago (see

From :

Still Missing

Each year eight hundred and fifty thousand
children go missing. Luckily about ninety-eight percent of them are found, but
Laura Thompson falls into a slim one percent minority which are never heard from
again and leave no sign of what happened to them.
Thompson's case is not
unusual. Officials with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
say they have cases dated back to the 1940's. While the chances of solving them
are not great, it is still possible by keeping the public aware that children
are still missing.
It's up to the family and local law enforcement officials
to keep the case in the media spotlight. Laura's family and the New Castle
police are doing just that.
Laura would be thirty years old right now, and
this is a computer generated image of what she may look like. Any clues to her
whereabouts could help bring closure to this fifteen year old case. Please call
the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

You can also call New Castle police at (724) 658-4741.

To print a poster of Laura like the one above, or just to see her photos close-up, visit

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