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The creation of the Amber alert was due to the unsolved murder of Amber Haberman.
The creation of the Amber alert was due to the unsolved murder of Amber Haberman.
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In 1996, Amber Hagerman was kidnapped while riding her bike in Arlington, Texas. Though her murder case remains unsolved, it led to the creation of the Amber Alert system.

A loud noise from people's phones indicates that a child has gone missing. The goal of the alert is to locate the child before it is too late.

The Department of Justice says that the alert system began in Texas in 1996 and has led to the recovery of more than 1,000 missing children.

There was no system of this kind yet. There was little for the police to do but search the surrounding area and hope that she would be found safe.

The remains of Amber were found in a stream of water four days later. She died of stab wounds to the neck.

Hawaii Cafe employee. It helps. The teen was kidnapped at knifepoint.

The case is still not solved to this day.

Diana Simone, a resident in Fort Worth, recalled watching the news coverage of Amber's disappearance in an interview.

Diana called a Fort-Worth radio station with the idea of broadcasting information about a missing child, as well as the suspect's vehicle, so that those driving could take part in the search.

A photo of a girl in a movie.

The idea was turned into the amber alert. Emergency response on the air.

The first time the alert was used was when Rae-Leigh Bradbury was kidnapped. An amber alert was sent out the same night as her mother recalled in "Amber: The Girl Behind The Alert." Soon after, a driver called in to report that he had seen the babysitter on the highway.

That is her! The driver said something in the audio. I can't believe it.

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On the next day, baby Rae-Leigh and her mother were together.

Donna Williams said that it was awesome. My mom and I looked up at heaven and said, "You did it, girl!"

Donna has advocated for the adoption of the amber alert system in all 50 states.

The implementation of the amber alert system and the investigation into the murder of amber can be watched. The girl is behind the alert.

References:

1. missing

2. Department of Justice

3. RELATED: Hawaii Cafe Employee Helps Save Missing Teen Abducted At Knifepoint

4. case remains unsolved

5. Peacock

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