Posts Tagged ‘Morgan Nick’

There are 2,746 missing children listed at the NCMEC, along with 348 abductors associated with their abductions.  Of those, 233 victims fall under Case Type: Non-Family Abduction  with eight of the cases having  abductors associated  with them (click on the link for details).

Morgan Nick
Missing Since: 6/9/95
Age Now:
Missing from: Alma, Ar

Diana Gonzalez
Jose Barrera-Pacheco
Missing Since: 10/15/05
Age Now: 32
Missing from: Raeford, Nc

Maria Valdez
Jaime Cheo
Missing Since: 6/15/06
Age Now: 31
Missing from: Ogden, Ut

Kamiyah Mobley
Missing Since: 7/10/98
Age Now: 41
Missing from: Jacksonville, Fl

Michael Hughes
Franklin Delano Floyd
Missing Since: 9/12/94
Age Now: 65
Missing from: Choctaw, Ok

Bryan Dossantos-Gomes
Missing Since: 12/1/06
Age Now:
Missing from: Fort Myers, Fl

Stacie Madison
Susan Smalley
Missing Since: 3/19/88
Age Now: 39
Missing from: Carrollton, Tx

Ke’shaun Vanderhorst
Missing Since: 9/25/95
Age Now:
Missing from: Philadelphia, Pa

Since January 1st  2009, there are 349 missing children listed at the NCMEC.  There are no victims  listed under Case Type: Non-Family Abductions, however, theses children are all Case Type: Endangered Missing. 

Rochelle Denise Battle
Missing Since: 3/6/09
Age Now: 16
Missing from: Baltimore, Md

Sandra Cantu
Missing Since: 3/27/09
Age Now: 8
Missing from: Tracy, Ca

Tiffany Chapman
Missing Since: 3/5/09
Age Now: 13
Missing from: Hobart, Ok

Allyson Corrales
Missing Since: 3/6/09
Age Now: 4
Missing from: Kansas City, Mo

Haleigh Ann Marie Cummings
Missing Since: 2/10/09
Age Now: 5
Missing from: Satsuma, Fl

Adji Desir
Missing Since: 1/10/09
Age Now: 6
Missing from: Immokalee, Fl

Amber Leeanne Dubois
Missing Since: 2/13/09
Age Now: 14
Missing from: Escondido, Ca


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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 RECORDSeveral 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.

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Today is AMBER Alert Awareness Day.

Raising Awareness: 

  • Why are there 116 different Amber Alert systems?
  • Why does the criteria for activating an Amber Alert often vary between jurisdictions (State/Regional/Local)?
  • Why is there no National Amber Alert system?
  • Have any children ever been recovered as a result of a wireless alert to a cell phone?

Most people are unaware it is a voluntary program between broadcasters and Law Enforcement. The Amber Alert isn’t used or intended to be used in all missing child cases. It doesn’t necessarily become broadcast over highway billboards. Some states boast of 100% recovery success rates when the system is used. Could it be not enough alerts were issued?  Some states want to make it a crime to issue a false report leading to an Amber Alert Activation.


The story behind the Amber Alert system: 

On January 13, 1996, 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, when a neighbor heard her scream. The neighbor saw a man pull Amber off her bike, throw her into the front seat of his pickup truck, and drive away at a high rate of speed. The neighbor called police and provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle. Arlington Police and the FBI interviewed other neighbors and searched for the suspect and vehicle. Local radio and television stations covered the story in their regular newscasts. Four days later Amber’s body was found in a drainage ditch four miles away. Her kidnapping and murder still remain unsolved.


Arkansas uses the Morgan Nick Amber Alert System. It is named for 6-year-old Morgan Nick who was abducted from a little league ball game by an unidentified man at 10:45 p.m. on June 9, 1995 in Alma, Arkansas

Georgia has the Levi’s Call in memory of Levi Frady.

On October 22, 1997, after a day of playing with his friends, 11-year old Levi Frady headed toward his rural Forsyth County home. It was getting dark but his house was less than a mile away, and he and his trusty bike had made the trip dozens of times. Tragically, on this evening, Levi would not make it home. He was abducted, driven to a neighboring county, and brutally murdered. The next day, his body was found in a wooded area. Law enforcement are still searching for his killer(s).

It also has Mattie’s Call

Established by the Georgia General Assembly in 2006, Mattie’s Call is an emergency missing alert for disabled or elderly persons. The alert is an investigative tool that can only be activated by a local law enforcement agency.

Kimberly’s Call

Kimberly’s Call, established by legislation in 2006, is an emergency alert issued by local law enforcement when violent criminals are at large and may be of serious threat to the public.

Hawaii has the Maile Amber Alert

MAILE AMBER is an acronym for Minor Abducted in Life-threatening Emergency and America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response. It is named in memory of 6-year-old Maile Gilbertof Kailua and 9-year-old Amber Hagerman of Arlington, Texas.

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