(Landover Hills, MD) – Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAM FI) announced today that missing teen Jocelyn Nishae Hagan has been recovered safe – in a matter of hours after BAM FI received an anonymous tip. This marks the 15th child recovered through the partnership with the Michael Baisden Show “Missing Child of the Week” segment.
“We rejoice each time one of our children is brought home safely,” said Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson, founders of Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. “This recovery proves that community involvement is essential in locating our missing children. We thank the tipster for speaking up and being vigilant.”
Fifteen-year-old Hagan had been missing from Spartanburg, S.C. since October 23. A viewer who recognized her profile from the web site immediately called BAM FI to report Hagan’s whereabouts, which led to her recovery.
Since September 2011, Michael Baisden partnered with BAM FI in a nationwide effort to help find and bring attention to the thousands of missing children of color. Profiles of missing African American, Hispanic and Asian children are announced on the Michael Baisden Show daily as well as appear weekly on Mr. Baisden’s Web site and social media outlets. The profiles are provided from BAM FI database and are accompanied by information on the missing children.
A special thank you to the Seneca Police Department and the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department for their prompt response in recovering Hagan.
About Black and Missing Foundation Inc.:
Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI) is established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, by a veteran law enforcement official and public relations specialist, whose mission is to bring awareness to missing persons of color; provide vital resources and tools to missing person’s families and friends; and to provide educational training on personal safety. BAMFI offers a free clearinghouse, which highlights profiles and information on missing persons of color, nationally. Profiles of missing individuals, throughout the nation, as well as news, information, and tips, can be found at BAMFI’s Web site: www.bamfi.org, IG: @blackandmissingfdn, Twitter: @BAM_FI or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bamfiorg.