Texas Center for the Missing, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas and iHeart Media have teamed up to help find missing children in Houston with a new public service campaign.
The Houston message will highlight the case of Abraham Campos, missing since 2005.
Lee Vela with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas-Houston said the hope is to generate new leads related to 2000 disappearance though digital billboard messages.
This is a new month-long effort across Houston to help generate leads in the case of Abraham Campos who disappeared in April 2005 and is now 17. The billboard message will feature Abraham’s photo when he went missing and an age-progressed photo of what he might look like today.
A felony warrant has been issued for, Fedra Najeram, Abraham’s mother, who is believed to have kidnapped Abraham. CCOA will broadcast Abraham’s photos - as last seen and could now look like - on its digital billboards throughout the region over 1,200 times per day on each unit for one month.
In Harris County, you can see the signs in Pasedena, Baytown, Jacinto City and Humble.
In Fort Bend County, you can see the signs in Stafford, Arcola and Rosenberg.
Also, iHeart Media will broadcast radio public service announcements on area radio stations about the case.
The Texas Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse received 55,346 missing person reports in 2017 -- 41,893 of which were juveniles. CCOA is providing this month-long public service campaign at no cost in recognition of National Missing Children’s Day. This is one element of CCOA’s ongoing partnership with Texas Center for the Missing and part of a larger campaign to raise awareness about local missing children in four major Texas markets: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and El Paso.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th National Missing Children’s Day. Each administration since has honored this annual reminder to the nation to renew efforts to reunite missing children with their families and make child protection a national priority. National Missing Children’s Day is a reminder to all parents and guardians of the need for high-quality photographs of their children for use in case of an emergency, and for the need for everyone to pay close attention to posters and photographs of missing children.