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Recent Safe Recoveries:

Location: Tremonton, UT

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tremonton, Utah Police Department (Box Elder County) “Every time I have used your services they have worked,” wrote Officer Hayman. This after A Child Is Missing Alert was activated on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 for a 9 year old boy. The boy is autistic and nonverbal and there was high concern for his safety. A Child Is Missing sent telephone calls to residents and businesses surrounding the boy’s residence which resulted in 3 tips. These tips assisted Police in locating the boy safe about 3 miles away.


Location: Fremont, NE

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fremont, Nebraska Police Department (Dodge County) Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Dispatcher Shana called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. Officer Joe Bower was leading the search for a missing 8 year old girl that did not come home from school. A Child Is Missing placed telephone alert calls surrounding both the school and the girl’s residence. In response, the agency received 4 tips which assisted them in locating the girl safe at a friend’s house.


Location: Jacksonville, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Saturday, September 06, 2014

Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office (Duvall County) “The call alerted the neighbors via telephone that the victim was reported missing which lead to the recovery of the victim, the neighbor took the victim home.” This after Detective Porter activated A Child Is Missing Alert on September 6, 2014 when an 8 year old boy was reported missing. He was supposed to go to a neighbor’s house and never arrived. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area.


Location: Reidsville, GA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Friday, September 05, 2014

Tattnall County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office Friday, September 5, 2014, Investigator Kirkland called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 2 year old boy was missing from his home in Collins, Georgia and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation, A Child Is Missing sent over 200 alert telephone calls to the rural area asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response the agency received tips which assisted the agency in locating the boy safe less than a half mile away.


Location: Yuba City, CA

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Sutter County, California Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Dispatcher Shandra called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. Deputy Perez was actively searching for an 80 year old woman with dementia missing from her home in Yuba City. A Child Is Missing Alert sent over 300 telephone alert calls to the area. A resident that received the alert called the agency to report seeing a woman matching the description that had wandered into her yard. Deputies responded and recovered the woman safe.


Location: Lansing, MI

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lansing, Michigan Police Department (Ingham County) “We believe the calls prompted their return,” wrote Sergeant Kostanko after he activated A Child Is Missing on Sunday, August 31, 2014. A 15 year old girl and an 8 year old boy went missing after they went to get ice cream. Upon activation more than 300 telephone alert calls were sent to the area, asking anyone with information to contact Police. It is believed the children had gone to a party and upon learning of the alert calls, they returned home.


Location: Sarasota, FL

Type of Case: Disabled

Date Recovered: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sarasota, Florida Police Department (Sarasota County) Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in Tampa, two older children knocked on their neighbor’s door to tell them that their mother had taken their two younger siblings to walk to Mexico. The Police were notified and contacted A Child Is Missing to aid in the search for the trio. The mother was reported to suffer from mental health disorders. A Child Is Missing sent nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area. The alert resulted in tips to the agency and assisted Police in locating the family safe later that evening on a bus about 75 miles away.


Location: Clearwater, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Monday, August 18, 2014

Clearwater, Florida Police Department (Pinellas County) “Neighbors in the area received calls. Several neighbors came outside and flagged down officers stating they received calls and saw a child matching the description on the golf course. Officers responded and located the child next to the golf course.” This was written by Detective K. Spalding after he activated A Child Is Missing on August 18, 2014. The child was a 10 year old boy that never returned home from school. A Child Is Missing placed over 200 telephone alert calls to the area, which resulted in the boy’s safe recovery.


Location: Woodstock, VA

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Shenandoah County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office Friday, August 15, 2014, Deputy M. Johnson called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 69 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s was missing from his home in Broadway. The area around the man’s home is very rural and was described as ‘living on top of a mountain.” A Child Is Missing placed over 100 telephone alert calls to the area which resulted in a tip from a resident that gave the man’s direction of travel. This information assisted deputies in locating the man later that night about 3 miles away.


Location: Camden, NJ

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Saturday, August 09, 2014

Camden County, New Jersey Police Department (Camden County) “The last call stated they saw within the hour-found as a result,” wrote Detective Sullivan. He activated A Child Is Missing on Friday August 8, 2014. A 14 year old girl had been reported missing after using public transportation to visit a friend. Over 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to two areas near bus stops. The girl was located safe the evening of August 9th.

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