70 Missing Children, Human Trafficking Victims, Found as part of ‘Operation Lost Souls’

Today, on National Missing Children’s Day, the results of “Operation Lost Souls” were released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 70 missing children were located and recovered by Homeland Security Investigations as well as other federal, state, and local agencies.

The operation ran from the end of April through the middle of May. It was run in El Paso, Midland, Ector, and Tom Green County in Texas. The Children man of whom were runaways ranged in age from 10 to 17.

U.S. Marshals shared on Twitter, “Operation Lost Souls” located and recovered 70 missing children in Midland, Ector, El Paso, and Tom Green counties in Texas. This operation ran from the end of April to mid-May.”

The children that were recovered included victims of sex trafficking, and physical and sexual abuse.

Most of the children were located in West Texas, however, some were located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as well as the state of Colorado and the city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

DPS Major Matthews Mull had this to say about the operation, “At the Department of Public Safety, teamwork is one of our core values. We are grateful for all of our law enforcement partners who participated in this operation and who work around-the-clock every day to protect our communities, including our youth.”

This positive news is something we hope to see more of, with so much tragic news circling the airwaves of late.