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Location: Lexington, MS

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Holmes County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office The morning of Thursday, October 12, 2012, Dispatcher Katrina Richmond called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. Officer Kenny Wilson was leading the search for a 13 year old boy that had not been seen since the previous evening and concern for his safety was growing. Upon activation, over 300 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area, giving the boy’s general description and asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Office. In response, 2 tips were called in which assisted deputies in locating the boy safe a short time later.

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Location: Lexington, MS

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Holmes County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office When a 15 year old boy went missing from Durant, Mississippi, Dispatcher Brown activated A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist the agency’s search. After more than 1,000 alert calls were launched detailing the boy’s description and last known whereabouts, The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office received help from the public. This information enabled them to locate the boy safe, in the woods behind his home the next morning.

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Location: Lexington, MS

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Holmes County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office On the morning of January 5, 2010, a sixty nine-year-old man with Alzheimer’s was reported missing from his home in Lexington, MS. A Child Is Missing was activated by Sheriff Willie March, who reported a full description of the man in hopes that a neighbor might have information leading to the recovery of the missing man. A Child is Missing alerted over 1200 homes and businesses in the region surrounding the Lexington Estates Apartments, where the man was last seen. One of the recipients of the alert calls was with the missing man, Police were contacted, and the man was reunited with his wife.

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Location: Biloxi, MS

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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Biloxi, Mississippi Police Sergeant Hickman activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program regarding a case he was working for a 12 year old girl who had gone missing on the morning of May 27, 2009. She had last been seen in the 1800 block of Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi and A Child Is Missing placed nearly 3,500 alert phone calls to the area surrounding that location. According to Sergeant Hickman, Biloxi Police received two key calls from the public as a result of the alert phone calls. The first caller reported seeing the missing girl 30 minutes earlier while the second caller reported seeing her swimming in an apartment complex pool. These calls provided sufficient information to Biloxi Police to enable them to safely locate the girl in the 1900 block of Popps Ferry Road.

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Location: Lexington, MS

Elderly - Recovered: Friday, April 24, 2009

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Deputy Kimberly Landfair of the Holmes County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office contacted A Child Is Missing on April 24, 2009 in reference to a 64 year old woman thought to be in need of medical attention who had gone missing. The woman had last been seen in the 500 block of East Cedar Street in Durant, Mississippi at approximately 1:40pm that day. With more than 2,200 alert telephone calls placed to the area surrounding where the woman had last been seen, she was located safe. More than six calls from the public were generated by the A Child Is Missing alert calls and they were directly responsible for the woman’s recovery in the 100 block of Southwest Depot Street in Durant—approximately one mile from where she had last been seen.

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Location: Corinth, MS

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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Just before 9:00am on July 9, 2008 a 15 year old boy went missing from an area adjacent to County Road 348 in Burnsville, Mississippi. Deputy Sheriff Sexton contacted A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program for assistance. After nearly 1,000 alert calls were placed in the area the boy was believed to be, Police received calls from residents with information that led them to the early that afternoon

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Location: Lexington, MS

Missing Child - Recovered: Sunday, May 4, 2008

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At 5:15am on Sunday, May 4, 2008, a 15 year old in need of medical assistance went missing in the 31,000 block of State Highway 12 in Durant, Mississippi. A Child Is Missing launched nearly 2,000 calls in an initial wave of alerts. That was followed by a second wave of some 1,200 alert calls. Ultimately Holmes County received numerous calls from the public regarding the child described in the alert message. Some calls that reached as far as Jackson, Mississippi led Deputies to the house in which the missing girl was located.

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Location: Water Valley, MS

Missing Child - Recovered: Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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Water Valley, MS (Yalabusha County) – On Tuesday, December 12, 2006, a 15-year-old boy went missing from his home. The Water Valley Police Department called “A Child Is Missing” and asked for assistance in locating the missing child. The ACIM technician obtained the pertinent information from Chief King of the Water Valley Police Department. Over one thousand calls went out to the community, which prompted neighbors and friends to contact the Water Valley Police Department if they had any information. Between 75 and 100 calls were received by the Water Valley PD with information leading to the child’s safe recovery. According to Chief King, “Neighbors, friends and others called with information leading to the child’s recovery at about 10:00 AM on December 13, 2006. With limited personnel to devote to running this child down, your system developed the public’s interest, which lead us right to him. Thank You!”

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Location: Picayune, MS

Missing Child - Recovered: Thursday, July 27, 2006

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Picayune, MS – On Thursday, July 27, 2006, the Picayune Police Department began a search for an emotionally distraught 14 year-old girl who had gone missing from her home—a search that ended with a response to one of the hundreds of automated phone calls that had been placed to the area adjacent to his home by the A Child Is Missing alert program. Upon taking the report, the Captain Holly Krantz called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing alert program, provided key information to the technician, and, shortly after, the region where she was last seen area was ringing with calls requesting those in the area to check their yards and complexes for the missing teen. Police received numerous calls including one from a neighbor who spotted the girl in a nearby abandoned house. The recovered girl was reunited with her parents within three hours of her being reported missing.

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