Texas Amber Alert Canceled for 4 Year Old Boy The State of Texas canceled the Amber Alert overnight (11-01) after the boy was recovered safe in West Monroe Louisiana and the suspect taken into custody. No further information is available at this time.
Texas Amber Alert Issued for 4 Year Old Boy The State of Texas issued the Amber Alert Wednesday afternoon (10-31) after the boy was abducted in Tyler. The suspect is suspected in the shooting death of the boy's mother.
Colorado Amber Alert Canceled for 10 Year Old Girl The State of Colorado canceled the Amber Alert Friday afternoon (10-12) after the dismembered remains found Wednesday night (10-10) were positively identified through DNA. Former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt said the condition of the body could indicate an experienced killer. "It's someone who's fully capable of doing something like this again".
Mississippi Amber Alert Canceled for Three Tennessee Girls May 10, 2012: The State of Mississippi canceled the Amber Alert Thursday afternoon (05-10) after two of the girls we recovered safe in New Albany. When the SWAT Team approached the suspect he shot himself in the head. He later died of his injuries. Late last week police recovered two bodies from the yard at the house occupied by the suspect, his wife and mother and father. The bodies were identified earlier this week as the older sister, Adrienne Bain, and the children's mother. The suspects wife and mother have charged in the kidnapping and murders.
Missing Endangered Child Alert for 19 Year Old Colorado Girl April 29, 2012: Code Amber published this Missing Endangered Child Alert Sunday (04-29) after the child went missing from her home in Arvada Colorado on Friday afternoon. Although the child is 19 years of age she reportedly has the mental capacity of a 12 year old.
Amber Alert Canceled for Two Georgia Children Ferbruary 22, 2012: The State of Georgia canceled the Amber Alert Wednesday afternoon (02-22) after the children were located safe. No further information is available at this time.
Amber Alert Issued for Four Year Old New York Boy July 13, 2011: The State of Massachusetts issued the Amber Alert Wednesday (07-13) after the boy was abducted earlier in New York. The State of Connecticut has also activated their Amber Alert system.
Amber Alert Issued for Three Month Old Alabama Boy June 6, 2011: The State of Alabama issued the Amber Alert Early Monday (06-06) after the boy and two brothers were abducted during an assault and car-jacking in Ariton late Sunday. The two older boys have been found safe but the infant remains missing.
Amber Alert Issued for Fifteen Year Old Tennessee Girl May 11, 2011: The State of Tennessee issued the Amber Alert Wednesday (05-11) after the girl was abducted in Chattanooga earlier Wednesday. The suspect is a registered violent sex offender. The suspect cut his GPS tracking device off and stole the listed vehicle then fled the area.
Amber Alert Issued for Two Year Old Florida Boy May 11, 2011: The State of Florida issued the Amber Alert Wednesday (05-11) after the suspect abducted the child from hiss home in Chipley around 3 AM. Local residents chased the abductor on foot but were unable to catch him before he and the boy left in the suspect vehicle.
Amber Alert Canceled for 13 Month Old West Virginia Girl April 28, 2011: The State of West Virginia canceled the Amber Alert Thursday morning (04-28) after the suspect turned herself in to Federal authorities in Jackson, Tennessee. The child is safe and the suspect is being charged with first degree murder in the death of David Clark, the child's father.
Amber Alert Issued for 13 Month Old West Virginia Girl April 26, 2011: The State of West Virginia issued the Amber Alert Late Tuesday (04-26) after the suspect abducted the child on Sunday in Varney. The suspect has threatened the life of the child and police want to question her regarding a homicide. They may be headed to North Carolina or Tennessee.
Amber Alert Canceled for Two California Girls February 28, 2011: The State of California canceled the Amber Alert Monday (02-28) after the suspect contacted police in Utah and handed the girls over to authorities unharmed. The suspect is the girls' father and is now waiting to be interviewed by California authorities.
Amber Alert Issued for Two California Girls February 28, 2011: The State of California issued the Amber Alert early Monday (02-28) after the suspect abducted the girls in Bellflower Sunday afternoon. The suspect has reportedly made threats against the girls. Police believe they may be headed to Oakdale, Connecticut.
Amber Alert Canceled for 4 Year Old California Boy February 1, 2011: The State of California canceled the alert Tuesday afternoon (02-01) after the child's body was positively identified. He had been found earlier in the day in the same canal where the suspect vehicle was found a few days earlier. The suspect is also believed to be dead but his body has not been found.
Amber Alert Issued for 4 Year Old California Boy January 19, 2011: The State of California issued the Amber Alert late Tuesday (01-18) after the suspect abducted the boy in Patterson. The suspect is believed to be driving to the San Jose area.
Amber Alert Canceled for 2 Florida Children December 16, 2010: The State of Florida canceled the Amber Alert Thursday afternoon (12-16) after the children and their mother were found safe in DeLand. No further information is available at this time.
Amber Alert Issued for 2 Florida Children December 16, 2010: The State of Florida issued the Amber Alert Thursday (12-16) after the children's mother Threatened to kill herself and the children and left the area of Port Orange.
Amber Alert Canceled for 12 Year Old Virginia Girl December 10, 2010: The State of Virginia canceled the Amber Alert Friday afternoon (12-10) after the girl was found safe in California and the suspect taken into custody. They were found in the San Francisco Bay area. No further information is available at this time
Amber Alert Issued for 12 Year Old Virginia Girl December 2, 2010: The State of Virginia issued the Amber Alert Monday (12-6) after the girl's mother was found murdered in the family home in Salem. The girl was last seen on Thursday December 2nd.
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With over 2000 missing children reported each day, fewer than 1 of those children meet the strict criteria for an Amber Alert.
Advocates for missing children would like to see all cases get the attention that high-profile incidents receive, but the vast majority of abduction cases go relatively unnoticed.
Code Amber's Multi State Amber Alert Activation Protocol
I will use the Amber Alert issued March 2, 2009 in California for this example.
We activated the Amber Alert at 10:43 AM CT for California with the initial information placed in the News Feed and the Tickers. State Code CA in the Feed and California as the affected area in the Tickers. We had verifiable vehicle information including license number so this activated the Walgreens signs in California.
Shortly thereafter, at the request of California, Oregon activated their Amber Alert system for the child. At this time we updated the Feed State Code with (CA,OR) at the same time we updated the Add State Code to OR which turned on the Walgreens signs throughout Oregon. The Ticker affected area was updated to California and Oregon.
About an hour later, at the request of California, Nevada activated their Amber Alert System for the child. At this time we updated the XML State Code with (CA, OR, NV) at the same time we updated the Add State Code to (OR,NV) which turned on the Walgreens signs throughout Nevada. The Ticker affected area was updated to California, Oregon and Nevada.
The child was recovered safe and the incident closed a little after 6 PM CT the same day. The duration of the Amber Alert was about seven and a half hours.
As Marc Klass once said "You have to assume these kids are moving at 60 miles an hour so, if it takes 3 hours to activate the Amber Alert you are dealing with a 360 mile radius for your search area."