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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Monday, May 13, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DCI Awarding Iowa 5th Graders for Artistic Depictions of the Nation’s Missing Children Problem

Des Moines, IOWA --- Recent events in Ohio and related news coverage have brought public attention to the issue of missing children/persons across the country.  These frightening situations were reviewed and discussed by Iowa’s youth this winter when they participated in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

This year 5th graders from across Iowa participated in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, showing their compassion for our country’s lost and missing youth, through art.  Today the Department of Public Safety's Division of Criminal Investigation will honor those youth who excelled in visually depicting the harsh realities of child abduction, as well as their eternal hope for a safe return of missing kids everywhere.

Please join us as we recognize the artists’ hard work and compassion for Iowa’s missing children.

WHAT:     Reception for Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest Winner and Honorees

Winning Poster

Iowa's 2013 Winning Poster

Drawn by Kimberly from Pleasant Hill Elementary School

WHEN:      TODAY, Monday, May 13, 2013
  3:00 P.M.
WHERE: Oran Pape Building (DPS)
  215 East 7th St.
  Des Moines, IA 50319
WHO:  Poster Contest Honorees
  Governor Terry Branstad
  DCI Director Charis Paulson

To learn more about the annual poster contest, visit the DPS Web Site.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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