JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. - A Peninsula father is pleading for help finding his teenage son, 13-year-old Angelo Graham, who's been missing for a month.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is featuring Angelo's case.
His father, who has custody of the boy, fears his son is in danger and without his medication.
James City County Police say the teen ran away from his home on September 13. They believe he could be with other family members in Newport News, but Angelo's dad says he has not been to school since his disappearance last month.
News 3 learned about the boy’s disappearance when his father contacted our newsroom this week.
If you know where he is, take action and call 911 or James City County Police at 757-566-0112.
News 3 investigators reached out to James City County Police to get a hold of their policy for missing persons, and missing children's cases.
This is what we found in terms of James City County's policy for runaways.
- Procedures for missing children were located on the last page of a policy titled "juvenile operations."
- The first 6 pages deal mostly with juvenile delinquency.
- Page 7 lays out procedures for missing and runaway children.
- The policy details how to: gather descriptive data in a report, and submit information to the Missing Children Information Clearing House and state police.
- That data must be entered no more than 2 hours after the report is taken.
- We found little detail on procedure to locate missing juveniles--outside of mandatory Virginia code.
- Samaritan House also operates a 24/7 crisis hotline for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. That number is (757) 430-2120.
- You can also call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
- To report a tip of suspected human trafficking activity, you can call 1-866-347-2423.