Amber Alert Helps Find Missing Children - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/22/04

Amber Alert Helps Find Missing Children

More than 1,800,000 children are reported missing in the United States each year. Since it's nationwide launch in 2001, Amber Alert has helped find 174. 49 states use the Amber Alert system to alert authorities a child has been kidnapped or is missing.

Four criteria must be met before the alert is issued.

  • Law enforcement confirm the child has been abducted.
  • The child is at risk for seriously bodily harm or death.
  • Police must also have sufficient information to issue the alert, such as time of disappearance or a suspect car description.
  • The child must be 17-years-old or younger.

In Lubbock, an Amber Alert was issued for Joanna Rogers on May 6, 2004. The search continues more than six month's later. The then 16-year-old was last seen inside her home. While tips continue to come into the Lubbock Sheriff's Department, there is no sign of Joanna.

Links to Joanna Rogers/Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson Websites
Get the latest news and information on the search for both Joanna Kathryn Rogers and Jennifer Lynn Wilkerson.

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