Far too often we hear heartbreaking stories of young men who have disappeared without a trace. Some have not received much media coverage or a prompt and thorough search to help locate them. This is due, in part, to the sheer volume of missing persons cases, strained law enforcement resources, lack of use of tools for identification, and general misperceptions that a young person would eventually come back on his own or just intentionally walked away from his life. But many are still missing.
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This site is one small way to help raise awareness for the missing, important public safety issues, and the need for missing persons' reform.
This website was started in 2002 after Chris Jenkins disappeared in Minneapolis, near where I was working at the time, and before it was known that so many boys would be found in water. The title is not meant to be provocative or upsetting; it is meant to speak toward the mystery of finding clues that seemingly go nowhere, much like footprints that stop at a river. I kept the name in the hopes it will stick in the minds of young people who may draw some lessons from the site on safety. I hope the site name also serves as a reminder not to overlook the obvious, yet also not to draw conclusions until all the facts are in.