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MISSING: Runaway Train Kids

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Episode Summary

In honor of this past National Missing Persons Day, Ashley and Brit are going to take turns telling you the stories of seven missing kids that all have a certain connection. These are the stories of 7 out of 36 missing kids that are featured in the 1993 music video for the song Runaway Train by Soul Asylum. A majority of those cases have been resolved thanks to that video, but that means there are still too many left that need your attention – and maybe someone, somewhere out there holds the key to solving their cases.

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For our friends in the Deaf and Signing community, you can view an ASL version of this episode HERE.

Episode Info

Don’t forget to tune into The Deck and Dark Downeast this week to hear the remaining 2 stories of those highlighted in Soul Asylum’s music video!

Runaway Train by Soul Asylum

If you have any information about:

  • Byron Page: Please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
  • Kimberly “Kim” Doss: Please contact the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7979.
  • Patrick “Shawn” Betz or Jason Matthew Lea: Please contact the Upland Police Department at (909) 946-7624 or Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
  • Wilda Mae Benoit: Please contact the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 775-5111.
  • Duane Fochtman: Please contact the Lincoln City Police Department at (541) 994-3636.
  • Martha Wes Dunn and Eric Owens: Please contact the Morris County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 645-2232 or the Augusta Police Department of Public Safety at (316) 775-4500.
  • Christopher Kerze: Please contact the Eagan Police Department at (651) 675-5700.
    • If you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide, emotional support can be reached by calling or texting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
    • PRECEDENT: Jacob Wetterling

If you are a law enforcement agency or a family member of one of the people we mentioned in this or any of the highlight episodes and you’re looking for coverage on the case – please reach out to us as [email protected].

Episode Source Material

Byron Page:

Kimberly Doss:

Patrick “Shawn” Betz:

Wilda Mae Benoit:

Duane Fochtman:

Martha Wes Dunn:

Christopher Kerze: