Shreveport Police are asking for your help in locating a missing 13 year old child.  Police are looking for Charshun Martin, born September 6th, 2009.

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Martin was last seen on December 5th in the 2000 block of Ridgewood Drive in Shreveport, LA.  He is 6' tall, weighs approximately 150 lbs, has brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a gray/blue hoodie, khaki shorts, and purple and gold Air Force Jordan 1's sneakers.

According to ChildFindofAmerica.org, 2300 children are missing every day in America.  Children can go missing for several reasons, including family abduction, lost, stranded or injured, or having run away from home.  There are several reasons that could lead a child to run away from home, including family problems, physical abuse, peer pressure, or drug and alcohol abuse.

Runaway Statistics

ChildFindofAmerica.org says

Two-thirds of children are between 15 and 17 years old

The male-female ratio is equal

More than half returned home in the same week

99% return home

21% are physically or sexually abused at home

Shreveport Police ask if you have any information regarding this case, or any case involving crime against children to please contact them immediately at (318) 673- 7300 EXT 3.  If you want your information to remain anonymous, contact Shreveport Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.  All tips and information to Crime Stoppers remains anonymous.

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