Police Searching For Missing Coney Island Teen

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(Photo provided by the NYPD)

(Photo provided by the NYPD)

Police are asking the public for assistance locating a Coney Island teenager who went missing last week.

Authorities say 15-year-old RY-Shawn Hearns was last seen at 2pm on Thursday, July 7, across the street from the Coney Island subway station at Mermaid and Stillwell avenues. Hearns, who lives on West 37th Street, is described as five feet, seven inches tall, 140 pounds, medium complexion, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing black shorts, a gray shirt and white sneakers.

The NYPD has released a photo of Hearns.

Anyone with information in regards to the missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

  • Suzanne Patrick

    Hello, If this is not allowed please delete. I am a parent and I am mad as heck! After my child was victimized by people that had been met online, I looked online for help. What you find online is …”Take away phones’ as well as ” Know all their passwords”. That is a joke when it comes to sneaky teens.
    When we were young and our parents said “no”, we still found away. It is much worse now. Any device can be used as a phone and have social media apps. Everything can get deleted before you even know what they are up too. That was the case for me, I did not know what kik was. I regret everyday not being informed.
    Between “Cyber bullying”, “child pornography” and human trafficking our children are available 24 hours a day. If they are getting bullied at school the safety of home is no longer there. I started this page to help other parents, caregivers and grandparents a sounding board. It is a non judgmental and informative page for anyone who cares about the young people in our lives. Education is the key. The internet is constantly changing and so are the threats. Lets help each other keep current.We cannot make te internet a safe place, we can make our kids more internet safe.https://www.facebook.com/ICPofWisconsin/

    • Sean F

      Sounds like a worthy effort and beneficial group, Suzanne. Unfortunately, you’ve set it up on the single most dangerous, and most intrusive, web service out there – Facebook. Better to set it up out on the Web. You’ll help more people than behind Facebook’s servers. I wish you success.

      • Suzanne Patrick

        Thank you for your well wishes . I have found Facebook to be extremely helpful. I am not trying to move mountains. Just trying to start a discussion. Being quoted and featured in print and on air , is getting my message out there. Hopefully someone will learn just enough to keep their child safe. That is all I could ask for.