You don’t have to be from Florida to have missing children. Lately since we have been following missing children cases, it just seems like it is more common in Florida but the truth of the matter is that it is happening everywhere.

This morning, I sat down at my computer and started reading my emails while trying to wake up. I just wanted to cry. When is this going to stop, I ask.

In my alerts from Google there were a few articles listed about a 4 year old little boy from Newburgh, New York missing from his family’s apartment. He disappeared Monday afternoon. Marc Anthony Bookal was last seen about 1:20 when he and his mother’s boyfriend were getting ready to go out to visit a relative. Marc apparently walked outside the apartment door which was left open and hasn’t been seen since.

The boyfriend checked at the neighbor’s house where he claims the child sometimes goes but no one has seen him. They looked around for him but there are no signs of the boy.

“We searched the entire neighborhood. We went door to door, block by block,” said police Lt. Charles Broe Monday night. “They’re working on it as we speak.”

An Amber Alert has not been issued because apparently this case does not meet the state criteria. New York requires the child to have been abducted, with either a witness, or investigators eliminating other possibilities or a belief that the child is in danger of serious health or injury. An alert through the state Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse will be issued. A radio bulletin has been sent out to alert other local police departments as well.

Marc stands about 3 ft. 5 in. tall and he weighs about 42 pounds. He is a light skinned black boy with medium length sandy brown afro and brown eyes. When he was last seen he was wearing a red long sleeved shirt and gray sweatpants. He had on a pair of white Nike sneakers. He also has blotches on his skin on the back of his hands from a previous burn injury.

According to Fox 5 News the mother’s boyfriend has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment

Anyone with any information to what has happened to little Marc please contact the City of Newburgh Police Department at 845-561-3131 or the hot line at 800-346-3543.

I pray that little Marc is OK where ever he is. Children just don’t disappear without a trace without help. Somewhere out there someone knows where he is. Please come forward and help bring this child home. This time of year makes it even harder to deal with situations as this. Children should be home excited about Santa Claus coming soon. They shouldn’t be somewhere that they are afraid of. My heart goes out to Marc’s family and I do hope he is found soon, safe.

My list keeps getting longer here but I feel all these plus so many more need our prayers. Please include all these innocent children in your prayers along with me. My list of children plus many more that I can’t list includes: Caylee Anthony (found dead), Adji Desir (remains missing), Haleigh Cummings (remains missing), Somer Thompson (found dead), Elizabeth Olten (found dead) , Masaraha Ross (remains missing), Alex Mercado (drowned) Rebecca Marie Allen (found alive), Sandra Cantu (found dead), Anthony Holland (found alive), Shaniya Davis (found dead), Hassani Campbell (remains missing), Giovanni Gonzalez (reported dead), Nevaeh Buchanan ( found dead) and Shannon Dedrick (found alive), Angel Miguel Perez (found safe) Luis Martinez (found dead) Luke Finch (found alive), Kayvon Lewis (fighting for his life), Andrue Jankwitz and Nathaneal Hale (found safe), Conner Conley (killed) and Marc Anthony Bookal (missing).

God bless these children and their families too.

Jan Barrett

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