200 missing children recovered in 6-week nationwide operation

As the five-week-old search continues for a missing Gainesville girl, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) has just completed a six-week operation that ended with the recovery of 200 missing children.

The recovered children included endangered runaways and those abducted by noncustodial persons.

Operation We Will Find You 2 (OWWFY2), the second-of-its-kind nationwide missing child operation, was conducted from May 20 to June 24 and focused on geographical areas with high clusters of critically missing children. 

“There are no words to describe the terror felt by missing children, their families, and their communities,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “I am grateful to the dedicated professionals of the U.S. Marshals Service and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who worked to find 200 critically missing children during this six-week operation, and who work every day to keep children safe.”

You can read the full story here: Office of Public Affairs | U.S. Marshals Find 200 Missing Children Across the Nation During Operation We Will Find You 2 | United States Department of Justice

Meanwhile, the search goes on for 12-year-old Maria Gomez-Perez, who was last seen at her Westside Drive home May 29. Maria Gomez-Perez banner goes up on Jewell Parkway (wgtjradio.com)