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Billboard Campaign Aims To Reactivate Search For Houston Child Missing Since 2005

The Texas Center for the Missing and Clear Channel Outdoor are collaborating in a statewide effort to find Abraham Campos and other Texas children

The billboards that are being used in the Houston area feature Abraham Campos’ photo when he went missing and an age-progressed photo of what he might look like nowadays.

May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day and the Texas Center for the Missing and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) are collaborating in an effort to call attention to ongoing searches for local missing children through a digital billboard campaign.

Specifically in Houston, the campaign is focusing on the disappearance of Abraham Campos, who has been missing since 2005 and is now 17 years-old.

Clear Channel Outdoor Americas owns the billboards and the message displayed in the Houston area through June will feature Abraham’s photo when he went missing and an age-progressed photo of what he might look like nowadays. 

A felony warrant has been issued for, Fedra Najeram, Abraham’s mother, who allegedly kidnapped the boy.

“We know that photos bring missing children home and we rely on our partners like Clear Channel Outdoor Americas to help us in our mission. We are grateful to them for the continued support to find missing children and helping to reunite families,” Beth Alberts, CEO of the Texas Center for the Missing, said in a news release.

Michelle Costa, regional president of CCOA-Southern, noted that the company’s digital billboards “have the ability to reach passersby in high-traffic areas as they are out and about.”

Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio are other Texas cities where the campaign is taking place.

In 2017, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse received 55,346 missing person reports, with 41,893 of them being about juveniles.

For regional missing children alerts, visit http://www.missingkids.com/RSS

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