PORTLAND On National Missing Children s Day Sunday, missing Northwest children including Kyron Horman were remembered and officials offered tips for parents to protect their kids.
A fundraising bowling event also held Sunday, benefiting the Kyron Horman Foundation.
While Horman is the most well-known missing Oregon child, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said thousands of children go missing in America every year.
Shaina Kirkpatrick and her sister Shausha Henson went missing on April 4, 2001. Khoi Vu vanished on April 7, 2007. Kyron Horman disappeared on June 4, 2010. These children all from the Pacific Northwest remain missing today, said Beth Ann Steele of the FBI.
Steele said the FBI was encouraging every family to take steps to protect their children.
The free Child ID App allows parents to create profiles for their children and upload recent photos. If their child disappears, parents can then easily show police what the child looked like and what they were wearing.
Steele also warned that Child sex trafficking is a national problem and parents should be aware about the dangers of sex trafficking crimes.
At Sunset Lanes in Beaverton, bowlers gathered to benefit the Kyron Horman Foundation. For $50, people bowled for two hours and raised funds to help families bring missing children home.
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