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Missing Duplin County boys may be in Raleigh-Durham area

Posted October 6, 2009
Updated October 7, 2009

— Kenansville police say two missing boys may be with their mother in the Raleigh-Durham area.

Gloira Cruz Garica left Kenansville Elementary School with her boys, Edwin and Luis, on Friday.

The Department of Social Services had recently taken the boys from her and placed them in a foster home near Kenansville.

The trio was spotted later Friday at a Walmart in Wake Forest.

Police said they do not believe that the mother will harm the boys, but were still concerned about their welfare.

Anyone who sees the boys should call Kenansville police at 910-296-2150 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.



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  • ecugirl83 Oct 7, 2009

    Students are supposed to be under constant supervision at school, especially at departures. That's like saying a child molester wanted a victim..and he got one. Child molesters could show up as children are leaving and snatch a child. Wouldn't the school be at fault if that happened?

    Thank God it's the children's mother, but next time it could be worse. This should be taken as a lesson learned.

  • wralfan Oct 7, 2009

    Maybe there was no ball dropped and the mother just showed up at school as the kids were leaving.

    Why do people always look for fault or try to find blame? Obviously the woman wanted her kids back and she got them.

  • ecugirl83 Oct 7, 2009

    I wonder who dropped the ball..social services in not notifying the school that the mother could not pick them up anymore or the school in knowing and mistakenly letting the children leave with her. Its a little scary to think that they allowed the children to leave.