Missing girl sought in Cambridge

Missing girl in Cambridge

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report she's been found safe and reunited with her family.

Cambridge Police report they are looking for Muna Kebede Shiferaw, 10.

She was last seen around 2:30 p.m. leaving the Peabody School at 70 Rindge Ave., wearing green pants and a black and white striped shirt.

She is approximately 4’2” and 73 pounds and has braided brown hair.

Anyone with any information can contact police at 617-349-3300 or submit an anonymous tip at www.cambridgepolice.org/tips to submit information anonymously.

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Heavy police presence in North Cambridge

Tons of cops out, presumably looking for her. Heard one officer going door to door asking if they'd seen anything. They closed the pedestrian RR underpass near the school but it's unclear why.

Hope she's found soon.

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Thanks.

for reporting the good news that she was found.

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Where was she?

Did something happen? Should other families in that neighborhood be afraid to let their children walk home from school? Did something happen at school? Where's the follow-up, Cambridge police??!

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Muna

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We would like to follow up in this story too. Where was the girl? Why was she missing? And do we need to take precautions if our children are walking home from school on their own?

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Relax

Trust that the police would say something if there was a risk to the general public. It's not as if they enjoy looking for missing kids.

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I understand that feeling

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The public is asked to drop everything to help find a lost kid (a perfectly acceptable and reasonable request.) The kid is found and, we the public, feel like we were willing to go out of our way to help, we should be entitled to know what happened. But really it doesn't work like that. If there was a miscommunication and the kid just went to her friend's house, the public doesn't have the right to hear that. The kid is fine and that's all we are entitled to hear. (I agree, it's not satisfying.)

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I kind of disagree

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There are ways to alleviate public fear without impinging on the family's privacy.

Hypotheticals:
"She's home, there is no immediate danger to the general public."
"She's home. We'll follow up with any new the general public needs for their safety by X o'clock."

That sort of thing.

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Exactly

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Cambridge Police are good about telling the affected neighborhoods when there's a risk. If there is, there will probably be advisories today, and community meetings.

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Back in the day

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When child abductions were far more common and the crime rate was high, we wouldn't have even gotten any alert that anyone was missing!

The cops would refuse to be involved for days.

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