SecuraChild helps find missing people with social media
PHOENIX - SecuraChild.com is a new, free website that helps find missing people through the use of social media.
Sandra Traylor's 13-year-old nephew, Myron Traylor, went missing 23 years ago.
He was walking to his grandma's house from a store, near 16th and Southern avenues, in Phoenix.
Traylor thinks he was kidnapped. Although there's been no sign of him since, she hasn't given up hope.
"Keep going, keep praying," she said.
Traylor's family is still searching.
Every two years, she hangs a painted mural of Myron in front of her home in Phoenix. Her kids post a photo of what Myron would look like in his 30s on Facebook.
"You never know, you never know," she said.
SecuraChild.com is a new, free website that helps search for missing people through the use of social media.
It was built on the hope of bringing families back together with lost loved ones, according to Chris Holbert, CEO of SecuraTrac, a for-profit organization that launched SecuraChild.
"People refer to it as Amber Alert on steroids," Holbert said.
SecuraChild allows users to keep track of a family member's information. You can include a person's height, weight, eye color and recent photos on file. If that person were lost, one click would disseminate this information to SecuraChild's Twitter, Facebook, phone, and email contacts.
SecuraChild doesn't contact the police, but keeps important information in one place.
Holbert says filing a police report is encouraged and SecuraChild makes it easier for the user to file a report.
"There's a lot of info you have to give police to file a police report," Holbert said.
Traylor says parents should keep their child's information handy. She has her children's fingerprints and footprints in her records.
"Just in case," she said. "You never know."