For most of us locked in this extreme heat wave trying to make it as best we can with no electricity, we have had the comfort of knowing that at least we were doing it together, as a family.

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Our kids might be sweating their tails off, but at least they are with us while they do.

However, that's not the case with many Louisiana families today and according to findings on it would appear that the problem with the disappearance of children in the Bayou State is of great magnitude.

Just how many kids have been reported missing in just 2023 alone?

How many kids won't get tucked in bed tonight by Mom and Dad? How many kids have been taken by strangers and removed from all they know?

Twenty One.  The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children reports that 21 Louisiana children have disappeared in the period from January 1, 2023 through June 19, 2023.

Some might argue, correctly, that some of these kids intentionally ran away, but the fact remains that trafficking and other evil intentions are the root for a vast majority of these missing children.

Please take a close look at these 21 innocent faces and if you happen to recognize one, immediately call 911 and report it.  You never know how great the impact of your call might make to a child being held against their will.

21 Louisiana Kids Who Have Disappeared So Far In 2023

21 children have disappeared so far in 2023. In just the first six months of the year, these children have all been added to the list of missing children recorded by the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

Gallery Credit: Gary McCoy

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