Why most missing children and runaways won’t get an Amber Alert | KJCT8

COLUMBIA & RICHMOND Co., Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — It’s not all the time you’ll see an Amber Alert pop up on your phone.

It’s even less frequent the Amber Alert is from your area, but that doesn’t mean less children are going missing or running away.

“They are reported everyday,” said Daniel Gaston, an investigator in Columbia County, Geogia. “If we issued Amber Alerts every time a child went missing, your phone will be constantly going off.”

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Missing Children Fast Facts – KPAX.com

(CNN) — Here is some background information about missing children in the United States. There are several different types of missing children: runaways, family abductions, lost or “thrown away” and non-family abductions. Recent advances in technology, communications through public alerts and greater cooperation from law enforcement have helped solve many cases quickly.

Statistics:
The most recent study published by the Department of Justice, from 2002, reported that of the 797,500 children reported missing in a one-year period, 203,900 were abducted by family members and 58,200 were abducted by non-relatives. One-hundred and fifteen were classified as being taken by a stranger.

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What to do when a loved one goes missing | WQAD.com

ONEIDA, Illinois — At any given time in America, more than 90,000 people are missing, leaving friends and families left wondering what to do.

Megan Foglesong’s family is one of thousands searching for answers. It’s been 14 months since Foglesong’s stepmother and grandmother last heard from her.

“The last time I talked to her was the day before Thanksgiving,” said Megan’s stepmother, Dawn Foglesong.

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California man’s hobby is identifying missing people through his drawings | The Spokesman-Review

Someone shot a teenager in the forehead and left her in a frigid cornfield in Caledonia, New York.

Her body was found Nov. 10, 1979. She had tan lines suggesting she was from a warmer climate. She wore a red and black windbreaker. Hooked inside a belt loop on her pants was a key chain with a locket that read, “He who holds the key can open my heart.” There wasn’t much for investigators to chase.

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MS – VIDEO: Missing Person Cold Cases | WCBI

ITTAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- There are as many as 100 thousand active missing persons cases in the U.S. at any given time…

Startling statistics that, if enough time passes, don’t always have the best outcome.

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What you can do BEFORE your child goes missing | WPDE

Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WPDE) — As thousands of children go missing each year, parents search for ways to keep their children safe. And technology now makes it easier.

Tuesday looked like picture day at Myrtle Beach Intermediate school, but it’s actually Ident-A-Kid day.

It’s one way parents can prepare for the worst.

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People become private investigators to aid in search for missing | kens5.com

SAN ANTONIO — The Heidi Search Center is helping people become private investigators to aid in the search for missing children and adults.

The center is holding a series of courses where you can learn how to get certified as a private investigator and then go work as a private eye to help solve cases.

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What you need to know about missing persons cases

SAN ANTONIO – When it comes to reporting someone missing, age is not an issue. Time and details — no matter how small — matter.

Courtney Weyrich works with the San Antonio Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit to help find people reported missing. She has debunked her share of bad beliefs about these cases.

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Amber Alerts on mobile now can have link to missing child’s pic – CNET

Amber Alerts are about to get more detailed.

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted new rules to strengthen the Wireless Emergency Alerts system that delivers critical warnings and information to Americans on their wireless phones. The system sends Amber Alerts for missing children, as well as weather alerts and other emergencies.

Under the new rules, WEA alerts for 4G LTE and future wireless networks can now be 360 characters long, up from 90 characters under the old parameters. The FCC also will require participating wireless providers to support embedded phone numbers and URLs in all alerts, which allows the public to click to see a photo of a missing child or call the police.

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Missing persons cases not easy

MANSFIELD­ – No law enforcement officer wants to face a family angry at police after a missing persons report ends in tragedy.

North central Ohio police chiefs and sheriffs were asked to talk about departmental protocols for follow-up on reports of missing adults, in the wake of family criticism of Ashland and Huron County law enforcement agencies Tuesday after the bodies of two missing women — Stacey Stanley, 42, and Elizabeth Griffith, 29,— were found in a Covert Court house in Ashland.

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