Dear Friends and Family,
Our search for Sean continues with unabated urgency. While all of you work tirelessly to distribute and repost Sean’s missing person flier, city workers in and out of San Francisco, continue to remove them! We try to not let this discourage us as we move forward in our search for Sean.
The BIG QUESTION which remains to be answered (hopefully) this week is whether San Francisco Police will provide their ‘authorization’ for the ‘National Center for Exploited and Missing Children’ (“NCMEC”) to assist in the search for Sean.
As posted earlier, NCMEC is the largest non-profit organization in the world assisting missing children throughout the country. It is blessed with a congressional mandate and $30 million in federal funding. On Friday, June 28, 2013, Sean was registered with NCMEC under ‘Suzanne's Law’, thanks to the assistance of Robert G. Lowery Jr., Senior Executive Director of the Missing Children Division. ‘Suzanne’s Law’ codified at 42 U.S.C. § 5779(a) allows NCMEC to provide additional resources to missing persons ages 18-21, to include investigative assistance, case analysis, profiling case information on the website at www.missingkids.com, and much more.
However, before NCMEC can begin to assist in the search for Sean, San Francisco Police must provide their ‘authorization’. On Monday, July 1, 2013, NCMEC contacted Captain Jason Fox of the San Francisco Police, to obtain authorization for NCMEC to provide assistance in the search for Sean. We are currently awaiting Captain Fox’s response.
We will keep you posted as to any developments,
With Gratitude to All of You,
Lynn and Claude