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    Runaway law in wa state...

    When is it legal for the sherriffs office to unreport a runaway, who hasnt actually returned home. Thank you😁


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    Maybe tell us about the situation instead of a cryptic double negative question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanE View Post
    When is it legal for the sherriffs office to unreport a runaway, who hasnt actually returned home. Thank you😁
    What do you mean by "unreport" a runaway?

    How old is the runaway?

    Who are you in all of this?

    More details, please.


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    Runaway

    Im her dad shes been gone for a few weeks. I ' d like to know the RCW law thats written about runaways.


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    Runaway

    Shes fifteen


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    Runaway

    Just like you call 911 and make report that child has ranaway. Parent is suppose to call back and unreport child when or if child returns home. She runsaway because she didnt get her way....


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    The runaway child will remain in the system as a Missing Person until she is removed by law enforcement. In theory, she will remain in there forever.

    If she returns home, notify law enforcement. They will either take your word for it and remove her from the system, or, they will have an officer respond to verify it. Practices and policies vary by agency.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanE View Post
    Just like you call 911 and make report that child has ranaway. Parent is suppose to call back and unreport child when or if child returns home. She runsaway because she didnt get her way....
    First, thank you for answering my questions - but I am still a bit confused by what you write. Clarification would help.

    Has the sheriffs department "unreported" your daughter as a runaway, or has someone else or have you unreported her?

    Does your daughter live with you full time or does she live elsewhere also, perhaps with another parent?


    Last edited by quincy; 11-07-2017 at 12:43 AM.
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    Here, by the way, are the links to the law on runaways, and comments on the law:

    RCW 13.32A.086: http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=13.32A.086

    RCW 13.33A.010: http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=13.32A.010

    Chapter 13.32A RCW Family Reconciliation Act: http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=13.32A


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    Runaway in wa state

    Thanks quincy. Your links very helpful. Im the custodial parent and affraid for my daughter not making smart decisions.... the info is helpful. Blees u


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    Runaway in wa state

    Shes to b with me 5 out of 7 days and she refuses to return home to me. I dont know where her nor her mother lives


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanE View Post
    Shes to b with me 5 out of 7 days and she refuses to return home to me. I dont know where her nor her mother lives
    Do you think your daughter is with her mother?

    Do you think her mother might have reported to the sheriffs department that your daughter is safe, so the missing child report has been "unreported" or closed, or could the State be housing her temporarily? Or does the sheriffs department still have your daughter listed as missing?

    Have you had any contact with her at all since she ran away?

    Do you fear she might be in danger?


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    Keep in mind that if the child is with another parent - even if in violation of a visitation order - the child is not generally going to still be "missing." There may be another issue involved, but the child would not be missing any longer.


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    IF the mother contacted the sheriffs department to say that Dan's daughter was with her, the daughter would not be considered missing any more.

    If the mother failed to return the child to DanE according to a court-ordered visitation schedule, however, DanE could seek his daughter's return through the court.

    Of course, this is assuming the daughter is with the mom.

    DanE, why don't you know where your daughter's mom lives? The court has that information, correct?


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