You may have seen this in the news -- if you live in the New York area, you definitely have.
If you have, then you might think it's old news.
On October 4, Avonte Oquendo left his school. He hasn't been seen since.
Avonte is 14, autistic, and mute.
And if we've learned anything from the many tales of pretty white girls who go missing and then get found, it's that one of the keys to finding someone is to keep his or her image in the public eye at all times.
The people of New York have done a great job of this; posters mark every street corner, every subway stop, and countless storefronts.
I'm a pessimist by nature, but now's not the time for that.
So I'm boosting the signal. Maybe he got on Amtrak -- his family says he loves trains -- and is in Boston or DC by now.
I'm pretty sure most of you reading this are in the New York area anyway, but for those of you who aren't: keep an eye out anyway. You never know.