There are 20 missing children reported as missing in Arkansas at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. All but three are under 18 years-old. The most familiar name may be that of Morgan Nick . She was abducted by an unknown white male while she was playing at a ballpark in Alma, AR on June 9, 1995. The States AMBER Alert is named after her.
The youngest are Anna Rose Gray and Hopi Scout Gray who were abducted by their non-custodial mother last year.
While you can understand the need to be better prepared to handle potential missing children cases, there seems to be plenty of opportunities to learn from previous unsolved ones.
TIMES RECORD–Several area law enforcement agencies will participate in a drill Wednesday searching for a “missing child” in Fort Smith.
The drill, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will involve at least 70 participants from area police agencies. Agencies will work together in an effort to get a feel for a real missing/abducted child call, said Sgt. Adam Holland of the Fort Smith Police Department.
Known as “Operation Hope,” the drill has been in the planning stages for the last nine months.