Monday September 13th, 2010 Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse hosted the twelfth annual Florida Missing Children’s Day in Tallahassee.
During the weekend leading up to the event, advertisers with the Florida Outdoor Advertising Association (FOAA) will be donating digital billboard space throughout the state to feature children and adults from Florida that are still missing. Lamar, Clear Channel Outdoor and CBS outdoor are participating. The artwork will feature 25 missing children and adults. The billboards will run beginning today through Monday.
“The Florida Department of Law Enforcement appreciates our outdoor advertisers for partnering with us once again to broadcast the photos of missing children and adults,” said Commissioner Gerald Bailey. “It is our hope that someone, somewhere in our state will recognize one of these faces and provide us with information that will reunite them with their families.”
The following children and adults will be featured on billboards:
Danielle Bell, missing from Pensacola since Sept. 28, 2001
Tavia Bailey, missing from Pensacola since Jan. 24, 1986
Preston Mills, missing from Pensacola since June 25, 2010
Ali Gilmore, missing from Tallahassee since Feb. 2, 2006
David Jackson, missing from Tallahassee since Oct. 28, 2008
Portesha Morris, missing from Monticello since April 16, 2001
Tiffany Sessions, missing from Gainesville since Feb. 9, 1989
Shirlene Roberts, missing from Jacksonville since Sept. 9, 2009
Mark Gibson, missing from Jacksonville since March 12, 2008
Mark Degner, missing from Jacksonville since Feb. 10, 2005
Bryan Hayes, missing from Jacksonville since Feb. 10, 2005
Zachary Bernhardt, missing from Clearwater since Sept. 11, 2000
Ronkeya Holes and Masaraha Ross, missing from Haines City since Oct. 18, 2009
Jennifer Kesse, missing from Orlando since Jan. 24, 2006
Phillip Desir, missing from Palm Bay since Feb. 7, 2009
Desiree Wilson, missing from Orlando since Jan. 16, 2010
Navisha Maddox, missing from Orlando since April 15, 2008
Jacqueline Hernandez, missing from Clermont since Dec. 22, 2007
Teresa Alfonso, missing from Marathon since Sept. 3, 1974
Lucely Aramburo, missing from Kendall since June 1, 2007
(billboard featuring Lily is off I-95 & 8 St Miami)
Deelee Bohler, missing from Miami since Nov. 2, 2005
Gayle Moran, missing from Lake Palcid since July 30, 2009
Danny Mordenti, missing from Punta Gorda since May 22, 2008
Alexander Erb-Sanchez, missing from Ellenton since Nov. 4, 2008
Florida Missing Children’s Day is held each year to recognize past and present missing children and their families, to educate citizens on safety awareness, and to honor individuals in our state who have made a difference in the life of a child. Families of missing persons will travel to Tallahassee to attend the ceremony and honor the memory of their loved one.
Sun Sentinel post
Capital News Service
South Florida friends and family, if you’re in the area please take a look at the billboard featuring Lily. It is on the West side of I-95, 100 feet South of 8th Street. According to the FDLE, the billboard will be up until October 19th. If you see it and have your phone handy, snap a picture and send it to me via (HelpFindLily(@)gmail.com). If you capture it on film or video, please share it on Facebook and Twitter – add #Justice4Lily. Please contact me if you need any assistance! Thank you for all your support. Thank you Florida Department of Law Enforcement! And a great big thank you to the advertisers for donating to this awareness campaign for Florida Missing Children’s Day.