A federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention NISMART-II study concluded that 78 percent of child abductions were by a parent or family member. Some recently involved violent abductions of the child.
Last year Congress introduced the “Family Abduction Prevention Act” designed to provide Law Enforcement with additional funding to assist with costs associated with family abduction prevention.
In this Kansas City Star interview, Dan Porter admitted kidnapping and murdering his own children. It is difficult to prevent your child from going missing when they are abducted by an estranged spouse.
Dan Porter, 44, was convicted in February 2006 of parental kidnapping with the intent to terrorize his ex-wife and sentenced to 38 years in prison.
After his arrest on the kidnapping charges, he told authorities several stories about what he had done with his children, including that he had cut them up and that he had strangled them.
Lindsey D. Porter and Samuel G. Porter (NCMEC poster)
SUGAR CREEK, Mo. (AP) — Police searching for two missing children found a shallow grave in the woods, and the children’s mother said she had been told the remains inside are likely those of her son and daughter, missing since 2004.
Update 09-17-07 Kansas City Star
The remains of Sam and Lindsey Porter — who were 7 and 8 when they vanished in June 2004 after Dan Porter picked them up at their Independence home — were found in a shallow grave. They were identified Monday through dental records.