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The Origin of the Amber Plan
The AMBER Plan was created in 1996 as a powerful legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, a bright little girl who was kidnapped and brutally murdered while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas. The tragedy shocked and outraged the entire community. Residents contacted radio stations in the Dallas area and suggested they broadcast special “alerts” over the airwaves so that they could help prevent such incidents in the future.
Originally posted by EricFM
anxietydisorder, I think there might be a better way to do it than to just have people post. Im doubtful it will go anywhere if it just a thread with random responses.
I wish you luck though
Amber Alert Issued for 2 year Old Maryland Girl
Posted: Tuesday March 13, 2007: 12:21AM CDT
The Maryland State Police at the request of Prince Georges County Police Department has issued a Maryland Child AMBER Alert for child who was abducted on March 13, 2007.
Jocelyn Kayon Ruffin,
2 years of age. She's a black female. She's 2feet 6 inches and 35 pounds. The child was last seen wearing Grey Sweat Pants Pink and white shoes and a brown suede coat. Child also has her hair done in corn rows. LOCATION: The child was last observed at approximately 9:41 pm in the area of Surrey Square Lane, Forestville, MD.
The child is believed to have been abducted by the suspect. SUSPECT: Antwone Tyree Prince is described as being 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. The suspect may be wearing Black and white hoodie sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes. Suspect has a tattoo of a cross on the upper part of his right arm. He is also believed to be wearing several layers of clothing.
No vehicle information is available at this time.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911 or Prince Georges County Police Department at 301-499-8005 or dial 911.
Originally posted by wellwhatnow
I might feel a bit odd with posting names, pictures, info, about an adult who might just want to be left alone. What is one to do in a case when someone might want to remain missing?
Originally posted by gps777
Sorry to hear that wellwhatnow.
Was there reason to believe this was by choice?
MISSING BOY'S DESCRIPTION
# White male, 12
# 5 feet 4 and 110 pounds
# Reddish-brown curly hair
# Wearing blue jeans, red jacket with reflective tape, dark blue hat
North Carolina authorities Sunday are searching for a 12-year-old Boy Scout, who went missing a day earlier during a camping trip near the Blue Ridge Parkway, local officials told CNN.
The boy, Michael Auberry, of Greensboro, North Carolina, remained with an adult at the campsite while other scouts went for a hike, said Dave Bauer of the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Services.
When the other scouts returned, they ate lunch with Michael who later disappeared from the camp, Bauer said.
Michael Auberry went missing Saturday afternoon during a camping trip with his Boy Scout troop at Doughton Park, along the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Virginia state line. (Map)
Park service ranger Tina White said searchers had found no new clues during Monday's daytime search, but added that night activities bring "some advantages."
"The heat sensory equipment helps at nighttime because there's a greater difference between body temperature and air temperature," she said.
Additionally, White said, some dog teams would remain out during the night, although a smaller number of both human and dog searchers would be on the job for the evening.
Story Highlights• Nighttime search to include dog teams and special heat-sensing equipment
• Park spokesman says boy should be able to survive several days
McGRADY, North Carolina (CNN) -- Authorities have received a radio report from searchers that a 12-year-old Boy Scout who went missing over the weekend during a camping trip was found Tuesday, a park service ranger said.
"We are rushing rescuers to the scene to confirm this report, and the family's also running to meet their son," said ranger Tina White.
An official with the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Service said Michael Auberry was found about 1½ miles from the campsite from which he disappeared.
Gunmen kidnapped the three-year-old daughter of a British man in the Nigerian oil city of Port Harcourt while she was on her way to school, a police spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Ireju Barasua said the child, whom she named as Margaret Hill, was snatched from the car in which she was being driven as it was stuck in traffic.
Kidnappings for ransom are very common in Port Harcourt, located in the oil-producing Niger Delta in southern Nigeria, although abductions of children are rare.
Nigerian captors free British girl
* Story Highlights
* No immediate reports on who was responsible for Hill's kidnapping
* Kidnappers did not demand cash ransom
* Father is British national, longtime resident of Nigeria; mother is Nigerian
(CNN) -- Nigerian kidnappers released a 3-year-old British girl on Sunday after holding her for four days, and no ransom was paid, according to Nigerian police sources close to the investigation.
Margaret Hill is well and at home, police told CNN.
"She's coming alive all the time," her father, Mike Hill, told Sky News on Sunday, according to The Associated Press, adding that she was in "a bit of a trance when we first got her back."
"I don't think she's had very much to eat because she's hungry now," Hill was quoted as saying to Sky News. "She's covered in mosquito bites. The bites are really bad." He attributed her release to pressure from Nigerian security services.
"I am grateful to the Nigerian authorities for all their help, and I hope the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice," British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said in a statement issued late Sunday. VideoWatch some of the first images of her in freedom »
Gunmen snatched Hill on Thursday after smashing the windows of the car that was carrying her to school in the southern city of Port Harcourt, local police said. Her driver was stabbed while trying to shield her during the attack, according to AP.
The girl's kidnappers fed her bread and water, according to local reports. The kidnappers threatened to kill the girl unless her father -- a British national and longtime resident of Nigeria -- agreed to take her place. Margaret's mother, Oluchi, is Nigerian.
The girl is the third child to be kidnapped in the oil-rich region in recent weeks -- and is believed to be the first Western child to be kidnapped in Nigeria.
There were no immediate reports of who was responsible for her kidnapping. Earlier this week the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta -- a group known to carry out kidnappings and attacks in the region -- denied involvement. The group will "join in the hunt for the monsters who carried out this abduction," a MEND spokesman said.
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The parents of a missing nine-year-old Trois-Riveries girl want their daughter back for the start of school.
Martin Provencher and Karine Fortier made an emotional plea for any information to find Cedrika. She has been missing since July 31.
Witnesses have told Quebec Provincial Police she was helping a man look for a lost dog.
The parents believe someone has relevant information and they want journalist Claude Poirier to be the one who receives it.
Poirier told a news conference he will keep a telephone line open around the clock for any pertinent information that leads to the girl.
The parents of Cedrika Provencher are offering a reward in the search for their daughter and have enlisted a prominent Quebec crime journalist to help ferret out information.
Claude Poirier, known as the "The Negotiator," has offered to maintain the 24-hour phone line for the parents at 514-730-3940.
"If we receive precise information, I will be responsible for keeping the person anonymous," he said Monday in Trois Rivieres. "No one will ever know who received this money. What is important is to get the little girl back."
He emphasized that the Quebec police force is not involved in either the phone line or the reward money. The parents are offering $80,000.
"I don't want to be cornered by the (Surete du Quebec)," he said. "I've warned them. If I get information that leads to (Cedrika's) recovery, I'll personally give them the $80,000."
Calls to the phone will not be recorded, Poirier said. "If I am told to meet someone, I will not be followed," he added.