Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ecuador: parents return to U.S., son still missing, believed to have been kidnapped

via Nicholas Crowder:

Posted on August 28, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, TRAVEL reported that August Reiger went missing June 16 while hiking with his family in Ecuador. His parents have returned home to Oklahoma City without knowing what has happened to him. Chris and Randa Reiger came home from Ecuador without their son, August.

More than two months after the 18-year-old valedictorian went missing while on vacation, his parents made the agonizing decision to return to Oklahoma City without knowing their son’s fate, said Christi Reiger, August’s aunt. “I’m sure it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever had to do in their lives,” Christi Reiger said. “It’s hard to imagine leaving your child somewhere not knowing if they are safe.” Read Article:

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  1. Ecuador: Pichincha, Imbabura, Sucumbíos and Guayas Showing Highest Incidence of Human Trafficking
    Posted on August 29, 2013 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Ecuador, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity

    On September 26, 2012 El Comercio Noticias reported that police in Ecuador have identified the provinces of Pichincha, Imbabura, Sucumbíos and Guayas as the areas showing the greatest incidence of human trafficking in the country, particularly in terms of sexual exploitation.
    According to the police report, most of the trafficking victims come from Cotopaxi, Manabí, Los Ríos, Guayas and El Oro. These locations are also used to connect to international trafficking routes leading to and from Colombia. The original article also provides a link to maps providing further information concerning Ecuador’s principal domestic and international trafficking routes. Read Article