Amber Alert

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Dad Leaves Baby in Running Car, Car Gets Stolen

3-month-old found safe on a Detroit porch

(Newser) - A Detroit dad is lucky to have his infant back after he made a stop at a convenience store early Monday and left the baby in the car, engine running and doors unlocked, while he ran inside, the Detroit Free Press reports. When he came back out around 1am, his... More »

Missing Teen in 'Grave Danger' After Dad Is Found Dead

Texas Ambert Alert out for Adriana Coronado

(Newser) - Efforts to find missing teen Adriana Coronado have intensified after her father was found shot to death and burned in a Texas ditch, NBC News reports. An Amber Alert noting Adriana "is believed to be in grave or immediate danger" was issued Monday for the 13-year-old, who was last... More »

3-Year-Old Found Safe Hours After Carjacking

She was found with Milwaukee suspect

(Newser) - A little girl in Milwaukee is safe after what must have been the most terrifying few hours of her and her parents' lives. Aubri Degeffered, who turned 3 a few weeks ago, was in a Volvo SUV that was carjacked at around 6:50pm on Sunday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel... More »

Guy Hears Amber Alert About Car in Front of Him

Girl is safe thanks to observant Ohio man

(Newser) - Ohio man Steve Adams heard a nationwide Amber Alert for a missing child on the radio Thursday morning, and he didn't have to stay on the lookout for long: He soon realized he was driving right behind the wanted car and called 911, reports WTOL . Police in Morrow County... More »

Toddler Snatched From His Mother's Home Found Safe

Malachi Grant was allegedly kidnapped by his 'unstable' dad

(Newser) - Police in New Hampshire say that Malachi Grant, an 18-month-old boy reportedly kidnapped by a father investigators describe as mentally unstable, has been found safe and sound, NECN reports. Authorities say 33-year-old Jeremiah Grant was arrested following a pursuit in Franklin County, Maine, around 1:30 this morning; Malachi was... More »

Amber Alerts Coming to Facebook

Users in area where child has gone missing to receive alerts on mobile phones

(Newser) - Facebook users in the US will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. The social network is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to send the alerts to users' mobile phones if they're in a search area... More »

Mother Dead, but 4 Missing Brothers Found Safe

Police rescue them after highway standoff with dad

(Newser) - Four California brothers missing since Friday and sought in an Amber Alert have been found safe. The Perez boys, ages 6 to 11, went missing along with their parents, Daniel and Erica Perez, and yesterday , authorities found one of the family's cars—with Erica Perez's body inside. Police... More »

Missing RI Child Found; 2 Suspects Nabbed in Murders

Suspect fled scene of a double homicide: police

(Newser) - Two men have been arrested following a double homicide and reported abduction, and now, police have found the 2-year-old child believed to have been kidnapped. Police issued an Amber Alert yesterday when Malcolm Crowell, 22, allegedly fled a house in Johnston, Rhode Island, after two women were killed; he was... More »

Calif. Murder Suspect May Have Victim's Kids

Cops seek man who is believed to have killed woman, another child in fire

(Newser) - Cops in San Diego County think a man suspected of murdering a woman and child is on the run with two more children, reports CBS Los Angeles . Authorities are looking for James Lee DiMaggio, 40, and think he abducted Hannah Anderson, 16, and her 8-year-old brother, Ethan. The hunt began... More »

Dad Suspected in Missing Baby Case

Father may have left 'Baby Kate' somewhere, says mom

(Newser) - The search is on for a missing 4-month-old girl in Michigan whose father is suspected of kidnapping her, reports ABC News . Katherine Shelbie-Elizabeth Phillips has been missing since Wednesday when her father—21-year-old National Guardsman Sean Phillips—allegedly ran off with her following an argument with the infant's mother,... More »

Amber Alerts Now on Facebook, Too

If you opt-in, they show up in your news feed

(Newser) - Facebook has joined the Amber Alert program, CNET reports. In Facebook's version, you opt-in to get missing-child alerts for your state or other states you designate. To get them in your news feed, go to Facebook's Amber Alert page, choose your state, and click the Like button. "It doesn't... More »

Drunk Dad 'Loses' Son

Pasadena pop can't recall being in charge of toddler

(Newser) - An emergency alert was issued for a missing 3-year-old California boy yesterday, after his drunk dad told cops he couldn't remember where he left the toddler. Cops happened to bust Dylan Kurihara's apparently inebriated father, Joe, alone, on foot, and charged him with public intoxication on Saturday night. When the... More »

Calif. Mom Begs for Snatched Tot's Return

Cops stumped by home robbery that turned into kidnapping

(Newser) - A mother whose toddler son was snatched by gunmen who invaded her home pleaded yesterday for her son's return. "If anyone sees my boy, call the police quickly. I need you to help me find my boy," a tearful Maria Rosalina Millan said at a press conference. Briant... More »

States, Congress Mull 'Silver Alert' for Missing Elderly

(Newser) - States across the US are moving to create procedures that would alert the public about older people in the grips of dementia who’ve gone missing, the AP reports. The so-called “Silver Alert” system has already been taken up by 15 states, and the House has approved a national... More »

Gunmen Grab Toddler From Calif. Home

Cops stumped for motive by gunmen who invaded San Bernardino

(Newser) - A 3-year-old boy was abducted from his California home yesterday after two gunmen bound his mother and four siblings, reports AP. "We have no idea why they took the child," said a police spokesman. "They were strangers to the whole family." The gunmen burst into the... More »

Florida Police Hunt for Missing 5-Year-Old

Girl was most likely taken from her bed, authorities say

(Newser) - A 5-year-old girl is missing in Florida, and police say she was most likely abducted from her trailer home in rural Florida, CNN reports. Her father's girlfriend reported Haleigh Cummings missing at 3 am yesterday, seven hours after reportedly putting her to bed. Police are treating everyone they interview—including... More »

Cops: Dad Killed Baby Son to Dodge Child Support

Child's body found stuffed in a bag

(Newser) - A young father has been charged with murdering his toddler son to avoid paying child support., reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The dad, 22, confessed to killing his son, stuffing the child's body in a bag and dumping it in a playground. He originally claimed the child was abducted. The... More »

Missing Girl's Dad Bought Gold

Converted cash to bullion to use anywhere in world, say cops

(Newser) - The wealthy businessman accused of abducting his 7-year-old daughter has apparently exchanged cash for gold as part of his elaborate kidnapping plot, reports the Boston Globe. Clark Rockefeller, a man with a mystery history who lied about his connections to the Rockefeller family, can use the gold anywhere in the... More »

Maddy's Parents Ignored Her Crying: Police

McCanns angry over leak as they promote EU Amber Alert system

(Newser) - Maddy McCann scolded her parents on the morning she vanished for ignoring her sobs the previous night, and her parents promised to keep a better eye on her, the London Times reports. The leaked transcripts of police interviews with Kate and Gerry McCann surfaced as the McCanns visited Brussels to... More »

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