There are no active AMBER Alerts at the NCMEC or the State of Missouri AMBER Alert sites however less than an hour ago there was this KFVS12 article.
SCOTT CITY, Mo. – A Missouri Amber Alert has been issued this morning for a missing girl from Scott City.
According to the Missouri Highway Patrol and Scott City Police Department 1-year-old Dallis Harris and his mother, Samantha Harris were abducted by their father Phillip Harris.
Update one hour later: The AMBER Alert has now been added for the State of Missouri (the site however appears to be a private company and not the official State of Missouri site) and 1 1/2 hours later the NCMEC.
Date Last Seen: 02-05-2009
Time Last Seen: 08:35 AM
Location Last Seen: Scott City, MO
There is a different AMBER Alert Portal here at the Missouri Highway Patrol site where you are directed to the same portal that appears if you click on the AMBER Alert text link at the bottom of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MDOT) site.
According to the NCMEC, these are the State of Missouri AMBER locations. Why is there no single location to find a Missouri AMBER Alert since experts agree time is critical when a child goes missing? The victim traveling in a car at a minimum of a mile per minute could be well out of the state before any citizen would even determine where to check for an alert.
Statewide ALERT Missouri
Kansas City AMBER Alert
St. John St. Louis Area Regional Abduction Alert
Northwestern Northwestern Missouri AMBER Plan
St. Louis SARAA Alert
Southwest Child Abduction Alert System (CAAS)
How the public is notified and which Alert to use may be why it took an hour after KFVS12 reported it and over 24 hours since they were last seen to find an Alert.
Update: About the same time most sites were posting the Alert, KFVS12 has announced it has been cancelled. You can decide for yourself if the system works.
Baby, Mother found safe, Suspect in custody after Amber Alert
Posted: Feb 6, 2009 10:40 AM EST
Updated: Feb 6, 2009 02:14 PM EST
SCOTT CITY, MO (KFVS) – An Amber Alert has been cancelled for a one-year-old baby abducted from a Scott City gas station last night.
The baby and mother have been found safely and the suspect is in custody.