Following the harrowing kidnapping and rescue of Olivia Ambrose last week, there have been an outpouring of concern over missing persons in the Greater Boston Area.
In some instances, people have posted information on Facebook and other social media outlets about missing persons who have since been located.
In other instances, specifically centered around Cambridge, misinformation about an ongoing sex trafficking ring involving ride-share apps has surfaced, and required the Cambridge Police to debunk the rumor of such investigations:
“We want the community to be aware that several residents over the last 12+ hours have shared images of a text message that has been circulating around the region. The image notes there is an investigation into a human trafficking ring being operated out of Cambridge by ride-share drivers and is related to the Olivia Ambrose investigation. As we have communicated to those who have inquired with us, the Cambridge Police Department has no knowledge of any such information or investigation and the information does not appear to have any validity. If anyone has any questions or concerns about any particular public safety matters, we strongly encourage them to contact us directly for any relevant information.”
In the interest of preventing the spread of misinformation, Metro Boston has compiled a list of individuals who were the subject of missing persons alerts but have since been located, as well as a list of individuals who are still listed as missing within the last year. The following information was gathered from the Boston Police, Mass State Police and other municipal police departments throughout the commonwealth:
Aminer Alicea, Roxbury
Sonya Zangarine, Fitchburg
Naomi Tetherly, Chicopee
Maria Fernandez, Dorchester
Olivia Ambrose, Boston
Jah’brion Daise-Raper, South Boston
Sherron Allen, Roxbury
Christie Silva, 29, East Bridgewater
Date reported missing: Jan. 27, 2019
Silva was last seen leaving a home at 1652 Plymouth Street in East Bridgewater.
Achim Bailey, 23, Springfield
Date reported missing: Jan. 14, 2019
Bailey told his parents he was going to a bar on Hall of Fame Avenue and has not been seen or heard from since.
Musa Kamara, 25, Dorchester
Date reported missing: Sept.18, 2018
Kamara is described as a black non-Hispanic male, 5-foot5, 140 lbs. He was last seen on Sep. 12.
Edward Moore, 32, Roxbury
Date reported missing: Sept. 2, 2018
Moore is described as a black non-Hispanic male, 5-foot-9, with a heavy build. His family has not heard from him since he went missing on Wednesday Aug. 22, 2018. He has been known to frequent the South End and Downtown Boston in the past.
Metro Boston will update the list of missing persons once new information is available.