Have You Seen Any of These Missing SouthCoast Kids?
There are currently 98 missing children in Massachusetts listed online, including six from right here on the SouthCoast.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has an up-to-date database of all the missing kids, and is easily searchable for those in our area. But we have highlighted the six missing children from the region here for you, in the hopes that you may have seen one of them or can share their whereabouts with law enforcement.
NOTE: You can click on the child's name to see additional photos and information about them, as well as report a sighting.
Karina Ocampo Cruz, 16, has been missing from New Bedford since June 6, 2019. She is described as Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes, standing four-foot-10 and weighing 90 pounds.
Aniya Gilmer, 15, of Swansea has been missing since August 25, 2019. She is described as black, with brown hair and brown eyes, about five-foot-six and weighing 118 pounds.
Alyssa Ludvigsen, 17, has been missing from Westport since November 26, 2019. She is described as white with blond hair and blue eyes, standing five-foot-six and weighing 140 pounds.
Richard Marrero, 16, has been missing from Fall River since March 20, 2019. He is described as American Indian with brown hair and brown eyes, standing five-foot-10 and weighing 195 pounds.
Gennezza Packett, 17, has been missing from Fall River since February 7, 2020. She is described as black, with brown hair and brown eyes, standing five-foot-two and weighing 140 pounds.
Raeannah Johnson, 17, has been missing from Plymouth since December 19, 2018. She is described as biracial with brown hair and brown eyes, standing five-foot-two and weighing 120 pounds.
If you have seen any of these missing children, click on their name to bring you to their page on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children website. There, you can report a sighting by clicking in the upper right-hand corner. You can also dial 9-1-1, or call 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678) or the local police department where the child went missing.