According to the Wilson County News, an AMBER Alert has been issued for an allegedly abducted 15-year-old girl. She isn’t listed at the NCMEC nor is she one of their AMBER Alert profiles. (note: she has since been added to the NCMEC site as Endangered Missing but not as an active AMBER Alert).
The 15-year-old’s information is not listed at the NCMEC even though the Amber Alert was issued yesterday morning. This seemed odd except that the Texas Amber Alert system is administered by Beyond Missing.
Why isn’t there a central location to view all active all AMBER Alerts? Is it possible territorial disputes may hinder efforts to find a missing child even though both organizations stress that is part of their respective missions?
Governor Rick Perry had this to say about the Texas Amber Alert Network.
“When a child is abducted, every minute counts. That’s why I am implementing the Texas Amber Alert Network to ensure that every available resource is used to return abducted children safely to their loved ones…”
Unfortunately, no pictures are available for distribution which appears odd since she is 15-years-old (note: her picture and his have since been added to the AMBER Alert info).
URGENT – 12/25/2008 AMBER ALERT ISSUED BY LIVE OAK POLICE DEPT. Erika Camacho
Last Seen: December 24, 2008 – 7:25 PM
Last Location: Selma, Bexar County, TX
Date of birth: August 13, 1993 Height: 5′ 3″
Hair Color: Brown Weight: 100 lbs.
Eye Color: Brown Gender: Female
If you have any information on this child contact:
Agency: selma police department 24 Hr. Phone # : (210) 653-0033
City / State selma, TX Alternate Phone # : (210) 651-5368
Zip Code: 78154 24 Hr. FAX # : (210) 657-7449
Email: email@example.com Emergency # : 911
Suspect and/or Vehicle Information:
mora,ricardo alvarado w/m dob:02/24/85 blk/bro 504/140 mole above left eyebrow last seen wearing blu sweatshirt blu jeans and tennis shoes//was seen in a 2000 chevy silverado 1500 extended blu in color tx lp 89lpf4 *** veh has been located and is now in police custody
victim last seen wearing a white t-shirt denim capri pants and flip flop sandals victim has a slender build and has a light skin complexion. was abducted forcibly by boyfriend
This poster, created/distributed by a law enforcement agency, can also be viewed at AMBER Alert
Alert poster created on 12/25/2008 12:24 AM. Provided through a partnership with the Texas Governor’s Office.
Update 12-27-08 Missing Selma girl returns home safe
SELMA, Texas — Police say a 15-year-old girl thought to have been abducted has returned home unharmed.
Erika Camacho disappeared Wednesday evening, and Selma police said then they believed she was abducted by her 23-year-old boyfriend.
Erika returned home Friday, and police now say they are looking for the boyfriend, who could face a felony kidnapping charge.
Police did not offer additional details.