More than 1,200 people currently missing here in Ohio, reports say

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — Right now, 1,252 people are missing here in Ohio.

That’s according to 10TV, who sat down with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for an interview.

Of that missing total, 532 are juveniles and 720 of them are adults.

“As a parent, you know your worst fear would be to have your kid go missing,” said BCI Superintendent Joe Morbitzer.

He told the TV outlet that more people are going missing due to human trafficking.

He said if your loved one ever disappears, you should call police immediately.

“It’s never too soon to call once they’re missing.” Morbitzer said.

Click here for FOX 8’s coverage of missing people from Northeast Ohio.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has a variety of resources on its website.

The following tips are also suggested:

  1. Contact your local law enforcement agency to file a missing persons report
  2. Take steps to help investigators after a report is filed
  3. Raise awareness in your community regarding the missing person
  4. Take care of yourself

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