Local teacher creates website to help share information on missing people

INDIANAPOLIS – A statewide money alert has been declared for a 15-year-old girl reported missing in Indianapolis.

Cabrini Stott would be in extreme danger. She was last seen on Monday December 6 in the eastern part of town.

Flyer provided by Believe Schools

Stott is a student at Believe Schools. Her teachers say that she loves being at school and therefore is absent for several days, it is alarming.

“She plays volleyball, she’s super smart, she’s always ready to help. We’ve had our mentorship from another student in recent weeks, ”said Kimberly Neal-Brannum, Founder and Executive Director of Believe Schools,“ She volunteers when we have open houses.

She added: “We need our whole village to wrap her arms around Cabrini right now to make sure she can come home.”

Anyone with information on where Cabrini Stott might be, please call IMPD or 911.

There is a local teacher who recently launched a website to help with cases like this.

For teacher Constance Anderson-Sweatt, her students are like family.

“I love each of my students,” she said.

Earlier this year, she was heartbroken when one of her students went missing.

“I wasn’t aware of it until his body was found,” Anderson-Sweatt said.

This tragedy led her to create FindMyBeloved.org. A website, which enables updates and reporting of missing persons within the critical first 48 hours when statewide Silver or Amber alerts are not always possible.

“The number one benefit of this website is that it helps bridge a gap that occurs between when a person is confirmed to be missing,” Anderson-Sweatt said, “and when the forces of order are able to act. “

Here is how it works. A loved one, a caregiver, a teacher, anyone can post the missing person’s photo and the last location seen. Information from flyers can be added, as in the case of Cabrini Stott.

“There is a short form to fill out, it takes less than 5 minutes,” said Anderson-Sweatt.

Then this information is shared on the website so that people across the country, as well as people in Canada and Mexico, can keep tabs on. Updates are published in real time.

Kimberly Neal-Brannum believes this resource could save a life.

“We know across the country that the faces of black and brunette girls aren’t as prominent when they go missing and we want to make sure our young people recognize that they matter too, as much as anyone else.” , said Neal-Brannum.

The website already operates by delivering information immediately, when every minute counts.

“Helped the family feel like they were doing their best,” Anderson-Sweatt said.

Ultimately, the data collected on the site will be transmitted to the police to identify hot spots where people go missing. An app version will be available for iPhone and Android users by the end of the year.

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