What is the difference between an AMBER Alert, Missing Child Alert? | ClickOrlando

America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, or AMBER Alert, was created in 1996 as a response for local police to find abducted children, according to U.S. Department of Justice.

The alert system, later named Amber, was created after Amber Hagerman, 9, was kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas and later murdered.

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New evidence suggests missing Vallejo teen could still be alive – SFGate

Pinson was kidnapped from a Vallejo overpass in May 2016. Witnesses recall seeing a bleeding and screaming Pinson being dragged by an armed man off the pedestrian bridge. Her alleged abductor, 19-year-old Fernando Castillo, was killed in a shootout with police in Southern California last May.

Investigators initially suspected Castro took Pinson to Jenner in Sonoma County. After sifting through hours of surveillance footage from the area, Castro was spotted on a gas station’s camera near Bodega Bay.

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Vigil Held For Missing Vallejo Teen Pearl Pinson | NBC Bay Area

A vigil was held Wednesday night in Vallejo to remind people 15-year-old Pearl Pinson is still missing.

Eight months ago to the day, Pinson was kidnapped while walking home from school. The suspected kidnapper, Fernando Castro, was shot and killed by police the next day in the town of Solvang in Santa Barbara County. But there’s been no sign of Pearl.

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WA – ‘It’s a happy ending:’ Grant County girl missing since May 13 found | KOMO

EPHRATA, Wash. — A Grant County girl last seen in May has been found safe, and the woman who was accused of kidnapping her has been arrested, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says.

The Sheriff’s Office says U.S. marshals arrested Shirley Jackson of Waterville, Wash., in California. She was wanted on a warrant for first-degree kidnapping warrant.

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Remains of missing Palmer teen believed found; 16-year-old charged with murder – Alaska Dispatch News

Remains believed to be those of missing Palmer teen David Grunwald were found Friday afternoon, and a 16-year-old has been charged with his murder and kidnapping, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday.

Alaska State Troopers said Saturday that remains believed to be those of Grunwald were found in the Knik River Road area on Friday afternoon.

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Family, Volunteers Continue Search for Missing Fort Worth Woman | NBC 5

The mother of a Fort Worth woman who disappeared five weeks ago says she’s not giving up searching for her – and is asking volunteers to join her.

“I hope we’re able to find her soon and bring her home for the holidays,” said Deborah Johnson Strub, the mother of Typhenie Johnson.

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WA – Deputies explain why they waited to alert public of missing Grant Co. girl | KREM.com

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. – The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 6-year-old girl from Moses Lake who deputies said has been missing since May.

Investigators said Shirley Jackson, 57, of Waterville, is the woman they believe took Angel Jackson, 6, of Moses Lake, back in May. Though they have the same name, deputies stressed the two are not related.

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