On Monday, January 4, 2021, the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Louisiana State Police to issue a Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory. An 11-year-old, from Tallulah, LA was missing and last seen around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2021. LSP, Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office and the FBI were able to locate the girl at a residence in Grant Parish. The suspect, 22-year-old Angel Ramirez, was arrested and booked into the Grant Parish Jail on aggravated kidnapping, as a fugitive from Madison Parish, with a $500,000.00 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated. The collaborated effort of all who shared this information was instrumental in returning the child safely to her family.
Our children have a greater potential to be exposed to online threats, especially with our current state of affairs. Years ago, we instructed our children to not talk to strangers. Now, we provide them with devices that give strangers almost unlimited access to them. This is an issue that affects all demographics and cultures. Don’t allow yourself, children, other family members, and friends to fall victim to these types of situations. To help parents and guardians become more engaged in their children’s activities there are a few online resources to help protect our children: