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Recent Safe Recoveries:

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: 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.


Location: Lansing, MI

Type of Case: Disabled

Date Recovered: Friday, August 08, 2014

Lansing, Michigan Police Department (Ingham County) Friday, August 8, 2014, Detective Roberts called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 37 year old woman reported to suffer from schizophrenia was missing from her home in Lansing. She had recently been in the hospital and there was concern that she may try to harm herself. Upon activation A Child Is Missing sent over 1,000 telephone alert calls to residents and businesses around the woman’s home. This resulted in 3 tips which assisted Police in locating the woman safe about a half mile away.


Location: Leominster, MA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Leominster, Massachusetts Police Department (Worcester County) Wednesday, August 6, 2014, Patrolman Phillips activated A Child Is Missing Alert. A 12 year old girl had gone missing from a local park. ACIM sent nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls to the area. As a result the agency received tips which assisted them in locating the girl safe that night about a half mile away.


Location: Las Vegas, NV

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Las Vegas Metro, Nevada Police Department (Clark County) “A caller advised us that the missing person asked for help getting a taxi to the Greyhound Bus Station. We found that he made his way back to Victorville, CA,” wrote Detective Bordeaux. The missing person was an 89 year old man reported to suffer from memory loss and high blood pressure. He was visiting Las Vegas on August 6, 2014 with some friends when he disappeared. His friends reported that prior to his disappearance he had been having trouble remembering people. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,500 telephone alert calls to the area where he was last seen which resulted in the tip.

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