Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention.
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Case Type: Endangered
Date of Birth: January 1, 1997
Missing Date: May 25, 2013
Age Now: 16
Missing City: Brooklyn
Missing State: New York
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No
Location Last Seen: At her home at 1350 Bedford Ave. between Dean and Pacific streets.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown.
Last Seen Wearing: A multicolored jacket and black pants.
Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Unknown.
Anyone with information regarding Yates’ whereabouts should contact NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or the Black and Missing Foundation’s confidential Tip Line.