Donated billboards being used to help find missing Ohio boy

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, along with the Sugarcreek Township Police Department, the Riverside Police Department and the Cincinnati Division of the FBI are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing child.

August 21, 2018, marked one year since Jacob Caldwell, then 14, was last seen in Sugarcreek Township, Ohio. Law Enforcement believes that Jacob witnessed a crime on August 25, 2017, and was last seen captured on surveillance cameras in a parking lot on August 21, 2017. Jacob was wearing a dark shirt, blue shorts and black shoes.

To help generate awareness for Jacob, members of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America have donated more than 10 digital billboards to display Jacob’s picture and identifying information.

“We are very concerned for Jacob’s safety,” said Robert Lowery, Vice President, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, “but we know that children are found every day, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work with the out of home advertising community. These digital billboards will bring awareness to Jacob’s case and help in the search for answers.”

The digital billboards, donated by Lamar Advertising Company and Norton Outdoor Advertising, will display the missing child alert for four weeks.

If anyone has information about Jacob or his possible location, please call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Sugarcreek Township Police Department at 1-937-310-3200. 

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