just got word that Tatjana has been found (ALERT: Missing 12 Year Old Girl in Columbia Heights). i’m happy to hear that she is safe and back with her family. one listserv email writes: “Thank you for you support and prayers and willingness to spring into action working with limited info… I know this has been a trying time for her family. If there are any more developments I’ll be sure to pass them along.”
when i first posted the missing alert, i tried to look for more sources other than emails and neighborhood blogs for more information. but multiple searches in the Washington Post or other news sources came up empty. and even now that emails say Tatjana has been found, there are no details about what happened, or where she was found. its scary to think that so many go missing each day, it no longer warrants a news story, not even a mention on the side column.