Polk County in Iowa
Polk County in Iowa
Des Moines in Polk CountyDes Moines in Polk County

Elizabeth Genung, 8
Preston Genung, 1


Missing from Juvenile Court


Elizabeth Genung
Age At Report: 8
DOB: May 20, 2004
Weight: 100 lbs.
Height: 4’00”
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Sex: Female
Incident Type: Juvenile
Missing From: Juvenile Court, Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Missing Since: June 27, 2012

Preston Genung
Age At Report: 1
DOB: February 21, 2011
Age Now: 4
Weight: 100 lbs.
Height: 4’00”
Race: White
Hair: unknown or Completely Bald
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Juvenile
Missing From: Juvenile Court
Des Moines, Iowa
June 27, 2012


Elizabeth Genung, 8, and her 1-year-old brother, Preston Genung, were reported missing to the Juvenile Court in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 27, 2012.

Information Needed

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Elizabeth or Preston Genung, please contact Chief Juvenile Court Officer Chad Jensen in Des Moines at (515) 286-3960. 



7 Responses to Elizabeth and Preston Genung

  1. anonymous says:

    It looks like a James Michael Genung was convicted in late 2012 of one count of violating a custodial order, with two counts being dismissed, in Polk County, Iowa. The same also holds true for his girlfriend, Mina Pushinski. Are these 3 kids really still missing?

    • Jody Ewing says:

      Anonymous, I try to go by the Department of Public Safety’s Missing Person Information Clearinghouse, and all three children are still listed on there as of today. I’m not sure if there was another abduction; in familial abductions, there’s not always a whole lot of details released.

  2. anon says:

    Here is their mother’s facebook page. It certainly looks like the kids aren’t missing any longer. Too bad that the DPS doesn’t update its information. https://www.facebook.com/mina.puschinsky

  3. she is my sister and preston was my brother.

  4. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    We don’t even know who reported them missing to the court. Molly, I agree that we need more details. Maybe the authorities did not check the mother’s Facebook page. But, then who had custody.

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