# Amber alert
Is law enforcement closer to solving the cold case murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman?
On January 13, 1996, nine-year-old Amber and her five-year-old brother, Ricky, visited their grandparents with their mother, Donna, in Arlington, Texas. Winter weather in the Lone Star State is often fickle--ranging from warm and sunny one day to freezing and rainy the next. This particular afternoon offered cloudless blue skies and temps in the seventies. Amber and Ricky wanted to ride their bikes. Donna told her kids to stay on the block.
Do You Know the Backstory of the Amber Alert?
Amber Alert is a system used to quickly notify the public about child abductions and mobilize the community to assist in locating and recovering missing children. The system is named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996.
"Raising Awareness: The Reality of Endangered Missing Persons"
Every year, thousands of children are reported missing and yet to be found. Harmony Montgomery, who went missing in November 2021 when she was 5 years old, is one of them. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), there were 365,348 reports of missing children added to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) in 2020. This number represents the number of reports, meaning that if a child went missing more than once, they would be counted more than once.
Abduction and Murder of Child in 1996 was the Inspiration for the Amber Alert System
Amber Hagerman was only riding her bike alone for a few minutes when abducted from a parking lot. On January 13, 1996, in Arlington, Texas, Amber Hagerman was riding her new pink and white bicycle she had just gotten for Christmas. In the parking lot of an abandoned Winn-Dixie grocery store, the nine-year-old Girl Scout was with her five-year-old little brother, Ricky.
Texas Amber Alert Issued for Missing 7-Year-Old Girl
An amber alert was issued for a missing 7-year-old girl that was reported missing on Wednesday night.Photo byKenny Eliason/UnsplashonUnsplash. Texas law enforcement issued an AMBER alert as multiple agencies joined the search for a missing 7-year-old girl last seen in Wise County. Sheriff Lake Akin said that a parent reported their 7-year-old Athena Strand was missing at 6:40 p.m. after the girl disappeared from her room. Fox 4 reports that the mother searched for an hour before calling the police.
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Monday in Portland: PBOT faces backlash from neighbors over removal of traffic circle and more
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Girl in Pennsylvania Amber Alert found in Caroline County, VA
Courtesy of Tony Webster (CC 2.0) A 5-year-old who was reported missing in Pennsylvania on Monday was found at a gas station in Caroline County, VA a day later, the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook.
Texas Adds Two New Alerts, For A Total of Eight
Would you dismiss an alert for someone you love? Please don't silence them so quickly. Did you know there are alerts besides AMBER, Blue, and Silver?. We have all been standing in line at the grocery store, sitting in church, or in a work meeting when everyone’s phone simultaneously goes off due to a safety alert. I know some of my fellow geeks disable them; however, it is a public service that should not be ignored. They are life saving. No matter what time or how seemingly inconvenient it is when mine goes off, I think of little Amber Hagerman who inspired them.