Police in Miami (Miami-Dade County) are asking for the public’s help finding a missing child. If you’re in South Florida and have seen him, please contact police. His name is Octavius Howell and he’s just 11 years old. A little national media exposure wouldn’t be a bad thing, either.
From the Herald:
Octavius Howell, just shy of 5-foot tall and 80 pounds, was last seen Friday at the Madison Middle School at NW 10th Avenue and NW 90th Street.
He was wearing a red polo shirt and khaki pants.
People with information are asked to contacted Miami Detective Javier Soto at the Miami-Dade Police Special Victims Bureau’s Missing Persons Unit, 305-418-7201 or 305-476-5423.
The bureau issued a photo of the boy to accompany its plea.
Joy-Ann Reid writes that this case has gotten little attention beyond that of HelpFindTheMissing.org and a Justice for Cayleee (Caylee Anthony) web-board, adding:
It’s almost axiomatic that black missing children get far less media attention than those who are white, and while all of these cases are important and urgent, I think we all can do more to make sure that media exposure, which is so helpful in solving these cases, gets shared equally.
I couldn’t agree more, so please help spread the word.