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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Jahir Elijah Hall
Case Type: Endangered DOB: June 6, 2006 Missing Date: Feb 20, 2012 Age Now: 5 Missing City: Virginia Beach Missing State: Va.
Case Number: 2012-007772
Gender: Male Race: Black Complexion: Medium Height: 3’5″ Weight: 42 Hair Color: Black Hair Length: Short Eye Color: Brown Wear Glasses or Contacts: No
Location Last Seen: Virginia Beach, Va.
Circumstances of Disappearance: Family abduction. His mother, Ebony Largo (pictured here), came to visit Jahir and fled with him to New York. According to authorities, there is a warrant out for her arrest. The last known address for Ebony Largo is 135-09 232nd Street, Queens, N.Y. 11413. She is 5 ft. 5 in. and approx. 135 pounds.
Last Seen Wearing: Blue jeans and black polo T-shirt
Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Unknown
Anyone with information about what happened to Jahir Elijah Hall may contact the Black and Missing Foundation’stip line.