April 1, 1996 in Nation/World

Missing-Children Group To Close Down

Compiled From Wire Services

One of the nation’s oldest missing-children organizations plans to cease operations next month because of financial trouble.

The search for missing children has been eclipsed by the quest for funding, said David Collins, president and co-founder of the Kevin Collins Foundation. It will close May 1, he said.

Collins’ 10-year-old son, Kevin, disappeared from a bus stop in San Francisco on Feb. 10, 1984. His body never was found, and no arrests ever were made.

The nearly all-volunteer foundation was created shortly after his disappearance. Kevin’s case led to pictures of missing children being placed on milk cartons and shopping bags.

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