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MISSING: Runaway Train Kids

Crime Junkie

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True Crime

4.7 • 352.7K Ratings

🗓️ 6 February 2024

⏱️ 60 minutes

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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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0:00.0

Hi crime junkies, I'm your host Ashley Flowers and this week we're going to do something a little bit different.

0:08.0

You already got your full-length episode on Monday, but February 3rd was National Missing Persons Day, and so one

0:16.2

story didn't feel like enough for the thousands upon thousands of people still

0:21.5

missing in the United States.

0:23.8

According to Namus at the time of this recording, they have over 24,000 active missing persons

0:29.1

cases in their database.

0:30.8

And while we can't cover all of them, we wanted to release these many episodes to highlight some missing people, some whose cases have almost no information on them.

0:41.0

And we're going to be doing this across multiple audio Chuck shows and the cases we've chosen

0:46.8

are actually all tied together in a certain way.

0:50.9

They're all from a music video from back in 1993. Now what I didn't know

0:56.4

until recently was that the band's soul asylum actually featured pictures of

1:00.4

missing kids in their video for Runaway Train.

1:03.4

Alongside the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, they featured a total

1:07.4

of 36 missing kids.

1:10.0

Now, 21 of those cases were resolved because of that video.

1:15.7

Several had satter endings where the children were determined to be deceased,

1:20.5

but there were at least still answers. However, we found out that there are still some

1:25.4

children from that original list of 36 that haven't been found even all these

1:30.6

years later and we wanted to bring you those stories.

1:34.4

No matter how much information there was,

1:37.2

or more accurately wasn't, there for us to work with.

1:41.0

So today, here on Crime Junkie, Britt and I are going to take turns telling you

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