PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Authorities in Ohio say they have located 35 missing children, some who were tied to human trafficking.
A joint-effort this past month between local and federal law enforcement led to the recovery of the missing kids.READ MORE: Beloved North Huntingdon McDonald's Employee Ruth Shuster Dies At Age 100
Authorities say “Operation Safety Net” was a success, as they found 35 missing kids between the ages of 13 and 18.
Just over 20% of them were tied to human trafficking.
Authorities had previously announced that they had recovered some 25 children during the operation.READ MORE: Live Winter Storm Tracker: Winter Storm Blankets Pittsburgh Region With Heavy Snowfall
WOIO reports the children were located in Cleveland, Akron, Mansfield, Columbus and as far away as Miami, Fla.
There are still 5 open cases remaining.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Marshals Service announced the end of a two-week operation in Georgia that resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe location of 13 children and the arrest of nine criminal associates.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Public Schools Closed For Snow Day Tuesday
If anything looks out of place with children in your neighborhood or you know of a missing child, you can call in tips to the U.S. Marshals tip line at 1-866-492-6833.