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When is a runaway minor considered missing in Washington?

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2005-11-21 20:46:25
2005-11-21 20:46:25

Usually 24 - 48 hours. Marcy Another factor that is the actual age of the minor, most states including Washington cannot delay an absentee minor report but must, by law begin the search process as soon as the information has been validated. The reason for the difference in reportage of an adult and a minor is due to the AMBER ALERT law and similar statutes that every state has established pertaining to underaged missing persons.

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