Another Group Of Teens Has Been Reported Missing In DC
Several Washington, D.C., teenagers have been reported missing in the past three days.
According to a report from NBC Washington, four girls and one boy have now been reported missing in the D.C. area, with their ages ranging from 13 to 16.
Outrage mounting over D.C.’s missing teens (many of which are black and Latinx) came to a head several weeks ago, with resident and community leaders pressing police and Mayor Muriel Bowser for answers at a recent community meeting.
“You can tell by the packed room that this is something a lot of people care about,” Ward 8 D.C. Councilmember Trayvon White said in a report from News One. “Over the past couple of years, I’ve been seeing a lot of the postings, hearing from a lot of family members, going to a lot of prayer vigils. There’s been an epidemic of missing persons in the Washington D.C. area.”
Following that, Bowser created a task force in charge of rescuing the missing teens, which ended up finding several of them: Demetria Carthens (17); Heaven Shamte (15); Rayna Gross (16); Jaylen Lee (14); Michelle Jordan (16); and Dashann Wallace (15).
The age, gender and other information of each teen recently reported as missing are listed below.
Shontea Martin, 16, was last seen in the 2300 block of Good Hope Court SE at 7 a.m. April 14. She was reported missing two days later, according to police.
Martin is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a white polo shirt, tan pants and gray Nike tennis shoes.
Yahshaiyah Enoch, 13, was last seen at 1:15 p.m. Sunday on the 1700 block of Michigan Avenue NE. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.
Enoch was last seen wearing a black and green dress with white horizontal stripes, black shoes and a white headband.
Mykia Mason, 13, was last seen at 11 a.m. Monday on the 4900 block of Alabama Avenue SE.
Mason is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair that is worn in braids. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, white pants and blue and white Jordan tennis shoes.
Rayna Gross, 16, was last seen in the 300 block of G Street SW at 8:15 p.m. Monday. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. Police say Gross was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, blue acid wash jeans with distressing on the front, and black and red Jordan tennis shoes. She was also wearing a black and gray scarf on her head.
Jakeem Tariq Pope, 16, was last seen in the 5900 block of Georgia Avenue NW at 10 p.m. Monday, but police say he was reported missing two days later.
Pope is 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, red shorts and black Nike flip flops.