These Girls Are Missing In D.C. And No One Is Talking About It

by Olivia Loperfido

As of today, over a dozen D.C. teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 are missing. According to Crime Online, reports on the exact number of missing persons vary. The Huffington Post reports that since January 37 missing persons cases remain unsolved in the District; these cases involve both boys and girls, all of whom are black or Latinx. On March 14, the Washington Post reported that 10 teen girls, all black and Latinx, remain missing in the D.C. area. 

This week, NBC Washington published an interactive map which compiles the last known locations of these young women. 

According to the Metropolitan Police Department’s website, these seven female teens are still considered critical missing as of this afternoon: 







The individuals listed as critical missing on the Metropolitan Police Department’s website differ from those on lists provided by NBC Washington and other news sources. That descriptions of the missing D.C. teens vary so much implicates these news sources in their failure to publicize the cases of endangered black and Latinx individuals. 

All photos are the Metropolitan Police Department’s website. 

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