In the article, What about the missing kids who don’t end up in spotlight?, Amy L. Edwards, Sentinel Staff Writer asks the question but appears to answer her own question at least as runaways are concerned.
The Orlando Sentinel’s policy is to report about a missing person if a crime has been committed, if there is imminent risk to the person or if the missing person is particularly newsworthy.
There are 355 missing children from Florida listed at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). Eighteen of them are missing from Orlando, Fl.
Ashani Creighton was last seen by her mother on March 21, 1997. She was abducted by her grandparents who have since been taken into custody. The grandparents moved from Orlando, Florida to Tulsa, Oklahoma during the month of August, 1998 and Ashani has not been seen or heard from since. She may also go by the name Karin.
Lorenzo Ayubo may be in the company of his mother. They may have traveled to Brazil. Lorenzo is Biracial. He is Asian and Hispanic, and of Filipino descent. Lorenzo has discoloration on his right knee. He may go by the alias last name Cordeiro, De Cassia, Guimaraes, Schweda, or Weaver.
Jessica Salamanca-Vega is missing from Orlando, Florida. She may be in the company of her mother and they are believed to be in Ecuador. Natalia may go by the nickname Nany. Her father has applied for the return of the child to the United States under the international civil treaty: The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.