While you may not know these missing children, they are part of someone's family who is living a nightmare of heartache, fear and unanswered questions.

The sobering statistic is a dozen children reported missing in Colorado between June 1 and June 24 averages out to a missing child every 48 hours. There's still a week left in July, but this month's total is already at nine which I will share in an update.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children keeps a database of every missing child reported to them. The circumstances behind the disappearances are varied and often complicated.

By taking a look at reports of missing children - including one from Grand Junction - maybe you'll  recognize the child's photo or description and help get these children back to those who love and care about them.

  • Ragat Aden

    Missing from Denver since June 6

    Ragat is 16-years-old with dark brown/black hair and brown eyes. He's 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Authorities believe he may still be in the Denver area.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Brandon Bickford

    Missing from Denver since June 16

    Brandon is 13-years-old with brown hair and eyes. He's 5-feet 4-inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. It's possible Brandon is in the Littleton area.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Romey Dutton

    Missing from Alamosa since June 23

    Romey is 15-years-old with brown hair and eyes. She's 5-feet 4-inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. It is possible Romey may still be in the Alamosa area in southern Colorado.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Adriana Esparza

    Missing from Westminster since June 9

    Adriana is 17-years-old with dark hair and hazel eyes. She's 5-feet 3-inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. Authorities don't know if she is still in Westminster or has left the area.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Jessica Ferrara

    Missing from Denver since June 9

    Jessica is 17-years-old with light brown hair and brown eyes. She's 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. Jessica also has a small tattoo of the word love in the shape of a heart on her lower right arm. She may be wearing glasses. It's possible Jessica is still in the Denver area.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Issac Hamilton

    Missing from Denver since June 7

    Issac is 15-years-old and has brown hair and eyes. He's 6-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He's biracial, black/white. He may still be in the Denver area. Authorities caution if you see him, do not approach. Call police immediately.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Alondra Horne

    Missing from Colorado Springs since June 12

    Alondra is 17-years-old with brown hair and eyes. She's 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. Alondra's lower lip is pierced. It's possible she is still in the Colorado Springs area.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Brianna Lee

    Missing from Denver since June 4

    Brianna is 15-years-old with blonde hair and brown eyes. She's 5-feet 4- inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. Authorities don't know if she is still in or has left the Denver area.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Angelica Marrufo

    Missing from Aurora since June 21

    Angelica is 15-year-old with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. She's 5-feet 2-inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. Angelica also has a tattoo on her hand. She may still be in or near Aurora.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • James Martin

    Missing from Denver since June 8

    James is 18-years-old and has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He's 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighs 135 pounds. James has tattoos on his left arm and wrist and his ears are pierced. He may still be in Denver.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Dagan Olmsted

    Missing from Grand Junction since June 9

    Dagan is 15-years-old with brown hair and eyes. He's 5-feet 6-inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. Authorities don't know if Dagan is still in Grand Junction or has left the area.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Jeramy Pratt

    Missing from Boulder since June 3

    Jeramy is 16-years-old with light brown hair and blue eyes. He's 5-feet 11-inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. Authorities don't know if Jeramy is still in Boulder or has left the area.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Maria Zavala

    Missing from Thornton since June 25

    Maria is 15-years-old and has brown hair and brown eyes. She's 5-feet 2-inches tall and weighs 126 pounds. When she was last seen, her hair was dyed blonde.

    Courtesy National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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