Darnell

Sweet Crescent Moon, up in the sky,
Won’t you sing your song to Earth as she passes by?
Your sweetest silver melody, a rhythm and a rhyme,
A lullaby of pleasant dreams as you make your climb.
Send the forests off to bed, the mountains tuck in tight,
Rock the ocean gently, and the deserts kiss good night.
Sweet Crescent Moon, up in the sky,
You sing your song so sweetly after sunshine passes by.
—  After Sunshine Passes By (Stars Above #5) by Marissa Meyer

Missing: Darnell and Chelsea Williams (NY)

[Darnell’s in the left photo, Chelsea in the right]

page on Black and Missing but Not Forgotten (link):

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two Laurelton children they say went missing yesterday.

Darnell, 11, and Chelsea Williams, 13, were last seen on 234th Road in Laurelton on Thursday, January 26.

Darnell, described as approximately 4-feet-10-inches tall, 80 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing a red Old Navy Hooded sweatshirt, black Air Jordan sneakers and blue jeans.

Chelsea, described as approximately 5-feet-3-inches tall, 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, was last seen wearing a black Pea coat, dark sweat pants, brown Polo boots and a grey scarf.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

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Chelsea Williams’s page on blackandmissinginc.com (link):

Case Type: Endangered
DOB: Jan 01, 1999
Missing Date: Jan 26, 2012   
Age Now: 13
Missing City: New York
Missing State: NY
Case Number: x

Gender: Female
Race: Black
Complexion: Medium
Height: 5-3
Weight: 155
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Medium
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No

Location Last Seen: Chelsea and her brother Darnell (also missing) were last seen inside their home at 137-17 234th Road.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown.

Last Seen Wearing: She was last seen wearing a black pea coat, dark sweat pants, brown Polo boots and a grey scarf.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Unknown

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Darnell Williams’s page on blackandmissinginc.com (link):

Case Type: Endangered
DOB: Jan 01, 2001
Missing Date: Jan 26, 2012   
Age Now: 11
Missing City: New York
Missing State: NY
Case Number: x

Gender: Male
Race: Black
Complexion: Medium
Height: 4-10
Weight: 80
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Short
Eye Color: Brown
Wear Glasses or Contacts: No

Location Last Seen: Darnell and his sister Chelsea (also missing) were last seen inside their home at 137-17 234th Road.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown

Last Seen Wearing: He was wearing a red Old Navy hooded sweatshirt, black Air Jordan sneakers and blue jeans when he disappeared.

Identifying Marks or Characteristics: Unknown

Have information about this missing person? Click here to submit information to our Tip Line

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