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Recent Safe Recoveries:

Location: Floyd, VA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Floyd County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office “We received two calls within about 20 minutes of your alert. Both calls had similar information with a close proximity of each other. This gave us a general area to localize on and we were able to concentrate our efforts there and locate the individual fairly quickly.” This was written on the case follow- up report after Dispatcher Connie activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Deputy Stanley was actively searching for a 14 year old girl missing from Willis. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area which assisted the agency in finding her safe a short time later.


Location: Anchorage, AK

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Monday, April 13, 2015

Anchorage, Alaska (Anchorage County) Police Department Monday, April 13, 2015, Deputy Kelley Appelo called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 12 year old boy had left a note that he was leaving home and had not been seen in a few hours. Upon activation, ACIM sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. Some of the area residents that received the alert searched for the boy and located him at an address about 4 miles away. This brought a quick end to the search and the boy was returned home, safe.


Location: Coral Springs, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Friday, April 10, 2015

Coral Springs, Florida Police Department (Broward County) Thursday, April 10, 2015, Dispatcher Christy called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 9 year old girl was reported missing from her home on Coral Springs Drive. A Child Is Missing sent nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area to assist the agency. The agency received 5 calls from residents that received the alert, information from the calls assisted Police in locating the girl safe a short time later less than a mile away.


Location: Vero Beach, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Indian River County, Florida Sheriff’s Office The morning of Thursday, April 9, 2015, Detective Heinig activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in its search for a 13 year old girl possibly in need of medical attention. After ACIM sent alert calls to residents and businesses around the girl’s home, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen that saw a girl matching the description getting on a bus. Deputies responded and were able to recover the girl safe a short time later.


Location: Pennsauken, NJ

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pennsauken, New Jersey Police Department (Camden County) Detective Henkel activated A Child Is Missing Alert Thursday, April 9, 2015. He was searching for a 13 year old girl reported missing that morning. The girl had made threats to harm herself in the past so Police and family were anxious for her safety. According to the case follow-up report, “Victim was located within 30-45 minutes of the alert. We suspect she returned as a result of someone she was associated with receiving the alert and advising her.”


Location: Baden, PA

Type of Case: Disabled

Date Recovered: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Economy Borough, Pennsylvania Police Department (Beaver County) “Reporting person received alert and kept watch on her property. She observed the person on her property, notifying the police for a successful, healthy recovery.” This was written by Chief Michel O’Brien after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. His agency was searching for a 58 year old man thought to need medical assistance. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area which assisted Police in locating the man safe a short time later.


Location: Darien, IL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Darien, Illinois Police Department (DuPage County) Thursday, April 2, 2015, Dispatcher Klein activated A Child Is Missing to Assist Sergeant Greenburg. A boy around the age of 12 was found walking and was not able to tell Police where he lived or his name. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to the area asking anyone with information about the boy to call Police. As a result of the Alert, the boy’s father showed up at the station, ending the search.


Location: Salina, KS

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Salina, Kansas Police Department (Saline County) “After calls went out found right away safe! Thanks for all your help.” This was after Dispatcher Amber activated A Child Is Missing on Thursday, April 2, 2015. An 11 year old boy had not returned home from school that afternoon and concern for his safety was growing. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to the area asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response the agency received 4 tips which assisted them in locating the boy safe about a mile away.


Location: Opelika, AL

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lee County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Thursday, April 2, 2015, Communications Officer Hurst activated A Child Is Missing for Lieutenant Martinez who was actively searching for 70 year old woman with Alzheimer’s. The woman had been reported missing from her home in Smith’s Station earlier that morning. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. In response, the agency received a tip which assisted deputies in locating her safe about 5 miles away.


Location: Chattanooga, TN

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hamilton County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office “We began getting calls immediately after the alert was done,” wrote Corporal Ron Rice after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. His agency was searching for 60 year old man with Alzheimer’s reported missing from his residence in Soddy Daisy that morning. A Child Is Missing sent telephone alert calls to residents and businesses in the area to assist. The alert produced a tip which assisted the agency in locating the man safe 1 mile away that afternoon.

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