DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has announced the debut of DeKalb County Television’s (DCTV Channel 23) newest feature, “Searching for Our Sons & Daughters: Finding DeKalb County’s Missing.”
The segment spotlights missing persons cases via public service announcements and news segments, and reaches out to family members, friends and officials to shed more light on the person and the circumstances of his or her disappearance.
DCTV’s first feature in this series highlights the heartbreaking, yet hopeful story of Senella Watson and her search for her adult son who had been missing since November 2012. Watson now credits DCTV’s feature with helping to successfully find her son.
To view Senella Watson’s story, visit http://youtu.be/AjSrYeZNiPc.
“Stories of our missing residents offer profound insights and hope for a positive reunion,” said CEO Ellis. “With this new DCTV feature, we have an opportunity to reunite DeKalb County families.”
In addition to disseminating important, timely information that could help reunite a missing person with their loved ones, the
segment also helps DCTV partner the reunited individual with local and state-wide services when needed.
“The purpose of this feature is to remind viewers that missing persons reports are not isolated cases which do not affect us. Instead, the people featured are the actual mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters of DeKalb County,” said segment creator and DCTV Director Diamond Miller Lewis.
The features are made available through a partnership between DCTV and the DeKalb County Police Department.
“I look forward to working collaboratively with DCTV to help DeKalb families locate their missing family members,” said Police Chief Cedric Alexander.
Citizens with information about a missing persons case are encouraged to call the Special Victims Unit at 770-724-7710.
DCTV’s full programming roster is available on Comcast Cable Channel 23 in DeKalb County, online through a live video stream and on demand at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/dctv and on the county’s YouTube channel “DeKalbCountyGOV.” DCTV serves as the sole media source of DeKalb County government events and programs, working to inform more than 700,000 residents in DeKalb.