Raymond Green Was Abducted As An Infant, Now His Face Is Going Nationwide On Gas Pumps
Raymond Green was only 5 days old when he was abducted from Atlanta, Georgia. Today he would be 44. Do you have information? Please contact: NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST or Crimestoppers Atlanta: 404-577-TIPS (8477).
It's been four decades since Donna Green saw her infant son, Raymond Green. Raymond would be 44-years-old today, but he was only 5 days old when he was abducted from Georgia in November 1978.
Now, in a brand new effort to find lost children, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is teaming with national digital video network GSTV, to put Raymond’s face and his information on gas pumps across the United States. GSTV has a tremendous reach with more than 28,000 retailers in 48 states, NCMEC added.
Violeta Ivezaj, SVP of Business Operations for GSTV said, “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.” She added, “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.”
According to published reports, a stranger befriended Donna right after she gave birth. The woman, who identified herself as “Lisa Morris” appeared in Donna’s life at the hospital, claiming she was visiting a newborn family member. They initially made a connection when Morris struck up a conversation, the AJC reported.
Morris would also reportedly visit Donna in the days after Raymond was born, the AJC added, asking more personal questions about Donna and her family. Investigators said on Nov. 1, 1978, “Lisa Morris” reportedly took off with Raymond after one of those visits, allegedly when Donna was showering, and he was never seen again.
Recently the NCMEC launched a campaign across all of their social media platforms to spread the word about Raymond. NCMEC is hoping if anyone shares this story, they will add the hashtag: #RaymondsStory. A forensic artist on their team also produced a new age-progressed photo of what Raymond would look like today.
NCMEC said they are hoping to get the attention of African American males in their early 40s. They said, "Investigators believe Raymond Green is out there and likely has no idea of his true identity or even that he was kidnapped as a baby. His mother has submitted her DNA to popular ancestry sites hoping it will lead her to Raymond."
NCMEC reports "Lisa Morris" stood 5 feet 6 inches tall. At the time, she was wearing a red headscarf, had a medium build and a mole on her face. She was between 23 to 24-years-old at the time.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation also recently created an age-progressed photo of what the suspect could look like today.
As for Donna, she’s put her heart into a small organization to help women who have been in similar situations. The name of the organization is Raymond Green International Outreach.
“I believe I'll find him again. I don't think he's gone forever. I refuse to believe that. I believe that this journey of being missing is not for me. It's for others, but I believe that God's going to bring him right back to where he started from. That's with me,” Donna said
Donna is grateful for all of the support to find her child. During a recent press conference Donna said, “I want to thank GSTV for bringing his face nationwide. 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.”
If you know anything about this case, where Raymond may be today or a woman who was using the name “Lisa Morris,” please contact: 1-800-THE-LOST or Crimestoppers Atlanta: 404-577-TIPS (8477).