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Missing Raleigh boy found safe

Posted December 17, 2008
Updated December 18, 2008

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— Raleigh police quickly located an 8-year-old boy who had been reported missing Wednesday evening.

Jacob Kirton had last been seen at 3004 Plaza Place, off Queenstown Court.

Officers searched the area and found Jacob at about 10:30 p.m., Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

The department's watch commander told WRAL News that an Amber Alert was in the process of being issued. Officers found  Jacob safe before that happened, however.


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  • BELLA28 Dec 18, 2008

    WTVD - Perhaps you should take my questions as wanting to get more information so others dont have to go through the same thing instead of bashing anyone. And as far as giving the media a break.....pretty soon you will see a headline that reads MAN KILLED. Nothing more nothing less. Now wouldnt you want to know more?? Exactly.

    We all have our opinions, comments, concerns.

  • 8675309-9 Dec 18, 2008

    Patience is a virtue. Would you rather have half the story now, knowing he was found safely and then learn more details later? Or learn nothing of the incident until all of the facts are available?

    Its called news because it is NEW! If they waited to report any of the stories until they had every one of the details it wouldn’t be called news it would be called history.

    I bash WRALs reporting as much as the next guy, but come on give them a break. This was a happy story. If you have such a deep down desire to find out the details behind this boys temporary disappearance maybe you should volunteer to be on some sort of Community Organization that deploys to search for missing children.

    Glad the boy was found safe.

  • Heathen Dec 18, 2008

    I agree with Bella. This story leaves a lot to be desired!!

  • BELLA28 Dec 18, 2008

    Found safe. Great!

    But where were the parents? How did this happen? Was it negligence? Could it happen again? Hello??

  • raggy831 Dec 18, 2008

    Thank God the child is safe.

  • mom2threecld Dec 18, 2008

    thank GOD he is safe. kudos to the rpd and the searchers!