More than a thousand children have gone missing in northern Ohio so far this year.
In the Cleveland area, more than 45 children have disappeared this month alone.
The surge has led State Attorney General Dave Yost to sound the alarm.
He says the trend is worrying and that while police are working to find the missing kids, they also need the community to keep their eyes open.
The state is working with the University of Toledo to develop an improved reporting system to track reports of missing kids.