‘Runaway Train 25’ music video could help find missing Virginia kids

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A new project from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is aimed at helping to find missing kids in Virginia and across the country. 

‘Runaway Train 25’ is a remake of the music video ‘Runaway Train’ that came out in the 1990s. At the time, the band Soul Asylum partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and director Tony Kaye to showcase images of actual missing children in the United States. The video helped find 21 missing children.

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For the video’s 25th anniversary, Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey and Gallant remixed the song to feature new images of missing and trafficked kids in a more advanced way. 

The images of missing children change based on where someone is watching the video. Those watching in Virginia will only see images of children who’ve gone missing in the Commonwealth. Sixty-one percent of recovered children reported to NCMEC are found in the state in which they went missing. 

Those missing in Virginia include: 

  • Danielle Cooper, missing from Norfolk since November 23, 2018
  • Kevin Hernandez Funes, missing from Fredericksburg since November 18, 2017
  • Samantha Clarke, missing from Orange since September 13, 2010

The NCMEC posted a teaser for the video on Facebook. Click here to watch the full video with missing kids from Virginia. 

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