Today, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is going nationwide to help solve a decades-old infant abduction mystery out of Atlanta. To generate fresh leads in the missing case of Raymond Green, NCMEC is partnering with national digital video network GSTV to spotlight Raymond’s case on screens across the country.
In a first-of-its-kind effort, all GSTV screens will highlight just one case nationwide. GSTV has more than 28,000 fuel retailers in 48 states.* This is an unprecedented effort to reach people who may have never heard of Raymond’s story but might be the key to bringing him home. At a press conference today, Atlanta Police Department and NCMEC released a new image, which shows what Raymond might look like today at age 44. This new image was created by a forensic artist at NCMEC.
“We believe that Raymond could be out there and may not know his real identity,” said Angeline Hartmann, Director of Communications at NCMEC. “We’ve worked with families in similar situations where their babies were kidnapped and then found alive as adults. Today, Raymond could be anywhere and GSTV has given us this invaluable opportunity to reach the entire country. We’re asking everyone to take a moment and really look at both Raymond's image and the image of his abductor. You never know if you’ll be that one person who can make a difference.”
Raymond Green was born on Nov. 1, 1978, in Atlanta, Georgia. After giving birth at Grady Memorial Hospital, Raymond’s mother, Donna, was befriended by a woman who called herself “Lisa.” Five days later, that same woman unexpectedly arrived at Donna’s front door and abducted baby Raymond.
A forensic artist with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation created a sketch from Donna’s memory of “Lisa.” GBI has also released an age-progressed sketch to show what she might look like today. According to Atlanta PD, the suspect is a black female, approximately 5’6 with a mole on her face.
Sketch of Raymond’s abductor in 1978 (left) and age-progressed (right)
After 44 years, Donna knows that she will be reunited with her son again. At today’s press conference, Donna pleaded with the public to come forward with any information that could help. “I want to thank GSTV for bringing his face nationwide,” said Donna at today’s press conference. “I never would have thought 44 years later… I’m still looking for that little baby that I held in my arms. I believe he’s coming home.”
Donna Green at today’s press conference in Atlanta.
There is no photograph of Raymond, only a sketch from Donna’s memory. NCMEC forensic artists used photos of Raymond’s siblings and other family members to estimate what he might look like today.
NCMEC and GSTV have partnered together for the last several years, getting critical cases of missing children on gas station screens in key locations. Since the start of the partnership, GSTV has shared more than 460 missing children’s posters.
“Our partnership with NCMEC has helped reunite missing children with their parents since 2019. Normally, we activate in any given 25 states at one time, so this effort marks a major step up in terms of scale,” said Violeta Ivezaj, SVP, Business Operations, GSTV. “By turning our screens to a single case for the first time, we hope to leverage the attention we have with our viewers and garner the visibility Raymond’s family needs to bring him home.”
Raymond Green will be featured on GSTV screens in 48 states.
The campaign on GSTV’s screens will run for two weeks. For a full list of participating gas stations, visit gstv.com/missingkids. If you have any information about Raymond Green, please call Crimestoppers Atlanta 404-577-TIPS (8477) or NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678.
View Raymond’s missing poster here: https://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1079986/1/screen
*GSTV does not operate in New Jersey and Oregon.