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DALHART, TEXAS - MAY 9: A 'Welcome to Texas' sign stands on the side of the road, May 9, 2017 near Dalhart, Texas. Tuesday was the group's second day in the field for the 2017 tornado season for their research project titled 'TWIRL.' With funding from the National Science Foundation and other government grants, scientists and meteorologists from the Center for Severe Weather Research try to get close to supercell storms and tornadoes trying to better understand tornado structure and strength, how low-level winds affect and damage buildings, and to learn more about tornado formation and prediction. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

According to data from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), 117 kids have gone missing in the state of Texas, and have not yet been found.

Section of a list of 117 missing children in the state of Texas, via

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A search on the Texas Department of Safety’s missing persons page, using ages 0 to 17, comes up with 141 results for missing persons, children and adults, as of this writing.

The NCMEC keep records on missing children, and coordinates with missing child “clearinghouses” in each US state to help provide more comprehensive data in the search. People can search by physical criteria such as height, weight, hair color and age when trying to pinpoint a missing person.

A clearinghouse search will also reveal the case type, be that runaway, abduction or a category listed as “endangered – foul play possible” along with a photograph if one is available.

You can follow the links above for detailed lists and information on missing children. If you recognize any of them, contact emergency services at 911, or the NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).

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