On March 7, the New York Islanders will join forces with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in an unprecedented fundraising event. From every ticket sold to the Islanders game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, $2 will be donated to the NCMEC as will all the proceeds from Chuck a Puck. Islanders Owner Charles Wang will match the total donation.
Long Island families are affected by the horror of missing and exploited children. Here are some local cases that NCMEC is actively working to solve. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT - National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
New York City Police Department (New York) 1-800-577-8477ACTIVE CASES:
|Age Progressed |
|Deniese Hiraman |
Missing from Queens, NY
Case information: Deniese was 13-years-old when she went missing from her mother’s home in Queens in August 1999. Deniese is from Guyanese descent and speaks English and Guyanese fluently. Her nicknames are Pinky and Pinks. Since her disappearance there has been no information about her whereabouts. The New York Police Department is actively searching for Deniese and ask for the public’s assistance in locating her. Deniese would now be 27-years-old.
|Analize Gonzalez |
Missing from Brooklyn, NY
Case Summary: Fifteen-year-old Analize was last seen on June 6, 2012, while visiting the Coney Island Amusement Park. Since her disappearance there has been no information about her whereabouts. The New York Police Department is actively searching for Analize, who sometimes goes by “Unique, Simone, or Nana.” The child could still be in the New York City area of Brooklyn or Queens. She may also be in need of medical assistance.
|Abraneika Walters |
Missing from Bronx, NY
Case information: Fifteen-year-old Abraneika was last seen by her mother leaving their apartment complex in the Bronx on May 23, 2011. Since her disappearance there has been no information about her whereabouts. The New York Police Department is actively searching for Abraneika, who sometimes goes by ““Abby” or “Shan.” The child could still be in the area or New York state.
|Abductor - Nabil Hassan |
|Youssef Hassan |
Missing from New York City, NY
Case information: Youssef was only 7-years-old when he was last seen by his mother when she dropped him off for a scheduled visitation with his father. Shortly after taking the child, it was discovered that both father and child traveled out of the country and could possibly be in Egypt. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for the child’s father, Nabil Hassan. Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI, who is closely working on the case.
|Abductor - Melissa Matthews |
|Reginald Matthews |
Missing from New York City, NY
Case information: Reginald was last seen when he was picked up from his Queens school by his mother. There are concerns for the child’s safety and law enforcement is seeking the assistance of the public to safely locate him. There is a felony warrant for custodial interference for his mother, Melissa Matthews. It is possible that the two have traveled out of state and could be heading to Alabama.