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Recent Safe Recoveries:

Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Monday, July 28, 2014

Pembroke Pines, Florida Police Department (Broward County) Monday, July 28, 2014 Supervisor Berry called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 55 year old man with dementia was missing from his home and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation more than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s residence asking anyone with information to contact The Police. In response the agency received tips that assisted them in locating the man in good condition about a mile away near a local golf course.


Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Sunday, July 27, 2014

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey Police Department (Bergen County) Sunday, July 27, 2014, an 80 year old suffering from Alzheimer’s told his wife he wanted to ‘Go Home’ and walked out of his house. Woodcliff Lake Police responded and Detective Malloy activated A Child Is Missing Alert to aid in the search for the man. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the area with the man’s description asking anyone that might see him to contact Police. A resident that lived about a half mile away received the alert, checked her property and found him in her backyard, bringing the search to an end.


Location: Garden City, KS

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Friday, July 25, 2014

Garden City, Kansas Police Department (Finney County) Friday, July 25, 2014, Supervisor Vasquez contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist the Pekin Police in the search for a 74 year old woman with reported to suffer from diabetes and Alzheimer’s. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the address where she had last been seen. In response, the agency received several tips from residents which assisted them in locating the woman about a half mile away.


Location: Orlando, FL

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Orange County, Florida Sheriff’s Office When a 10 year old boy went missing the morning of Thursday, July 24, 2014, Investigator Reshma Persaud-Dezruiz activated The A Child is Missing Alert to assist in the agency’s search. A Child is Missing placed nearly 1,000 telephone alert calls near Dunnett Court where the boy had last been seen. In response to those alert calls, three residents called the agency with tips, enabling Police to locate the boy safe walking about a mile away.


Location: Cassopolis, MI

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cass County, Michigan Sheriff’s Office The night of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a 59 year old male reported to have dementia went missing from an assisted living facility in Dowagiac. Sergeant Jacobs activated A Child Is Missing to assist with the search. Upon activation more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the public asking anyone with information to contact The Sheriff’s Office. In response, 4 tips were received that assisted the agency in locating the man safe the next morning 20 miles away.


Location: Perry, IA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Monday, July 21, 2014

Perry, Iowa Police Department (Dallas County) “Calls started coming in a few minutes after calling A Child Is Missing and the child was found within 15 minutes. Thank you for your help!!” Wrote Communications Supervisor Lori Riley. She activated The Alert Monday, July 21, 2014. A 12 year old boy thought to be in need of medical attention was missing from his home and concern for his safety was growing. Nearly 700 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding his home. He was located safe about a mile away.


Location: Humboldt, IA

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Humboldt, Iowa Police Department (Humboldt County) Sunday, July 20, 2014, Officer Jones called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. An 81 year old man had gone for a walk that morning and had not returned. Upon activation more than 1,200 telephone alert calls were sent to the community asking anyone with information to contact the Police. In response the agency received 4 tips which assisted the agency in locating the man safe about a mile and a half away.


Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Perth Amboy, New Jersey Police Department (Middlesex County) Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Detective Cabrera called A Child Is Missing to activate The Alert. A 17 year old girl had been missing during the overnight hours. Concern for her safety was growing as she was reported to be prone to seizures. Upon activation of the alert, more than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to the area which garnered 4 calls from the public. These calls assisted Police in locating the girl safe that afternoon about 1 mile away.


Location: Gray, GA

Type of Case: Children

Date Recovered: Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Jones County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office “People that lived in the area were able to work with the deputies in checking the residents in the area and lead us to the house she was located at,” wrote Dispatcher Ginger Stinson after she activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 8, 2014. The Alert was activated for a 16 year old girl that had gone missing that evening. She was located safe over 10 miles away.


Location: Brecksville, OH

Type of Case: Elderly

Date Recovered: Monday, July 07, 2014

Brecksville, Ohio Police Department (Cuyahoga County) “Alert was helpful in notifying surrounding area. Citizens called in to offer help and aided in the search. Thank you for this service.” Wrote Sergeant Goodrich after Dispatcher Kulp activated A Child Is Missing Alert for the agency on July 7, 2014. A 75 year old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s was missing from her home and the Police were searching for her. The Alert assisted the agency in locating the woman safe that night about a mile away.

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