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Location: Nashua, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Nashua, New Hampshire Police Department (Hillsborough County) “Alert brought forth volunteers and at least one call to give information on direction of travel,” wrote Sergeant O’Brien after he activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Thursday, August 22, 2013. Over 1,000 telephone alerts were placed by A Child Is Missing to assist the agency in its search for a missing 81 year old woman suffering from dementia. The woman was located safe about ½ mile away.

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Location: Boscawen, NH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Boscawen, New Hampshire Police Department (Merrimack County) On August 6, 2013 the Boscawen Police Department called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program seeking assistance in the agency’s search for a missing 14 year old girl. The girl had last been seen near Queen Street in Concord at 4:00pm that day. A Child Is Missing placed more than 1,500 alert calls in search of the girl. Two people contacted police with information as a result of the alert calls which assisted Police in locating the girl safe that night about 1 mile away.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department (Hillsborough County) “Another household received call about missing elderly male. Resident of that home went out for daily run and paid attention to woods while running and heard a cry for help and sale the male in the woods.” This after Sergeant Brian Levesque activated A Child Is Missing Alert on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The elderly male was an 84 year old man reported to be suffering from dementia. A Child Is Missing Alert placed over 1,000 telephone alert calls which assisted Police in locating the man safe a short time later.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Merrimack, New Hampshire Police Department(Hillsborough County) Instead of writing its own synopsis, this letter was written to A Child Is Missing from Lt. Dean KillKelley dated October 19, 2012. On October 18, 2012 Merrimack Police received a call of a 16 year old that left his house after an argument with his mother. The mother stated her son has taken off in the past and returns after an hour of cooling off. Her son is hearing impaired and has a learning disability. After 1-1.5 hours had passed his mother became concerned because this was out of the ordinary and darkness was approaching. Merrimack Police contacted A Child Is Missing and gave the child’s description. Within a few minutes of the alert going out, Merrimack Police received several calls with information as to a possible sighting. Officers converged on the area, spoke with residents who had seen him but were not able to locate him. While officers were checking the surrounding neighborhoods another resident showed up in the station lobby with this child. The had returned home earlier to find a message on their answering service from A Child Is Missing, after listening to the message and remembering seeing a child walking on a nearby road which matched this description, they went back out and drove down this road locating him and transporting him to our Police Department. After talking with this child, he stated he had become disoriented as to where he was and could not find his way home. The temperatures had fallen into the 50’s and darkness had settled in. On behalf of the Merrimack Police Department we would again like to thank A Child Is Missing alert organization for their continued support and quick assistance.

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Location: Henniker, NH

Children - Recovered: Monday, October 8, 2012

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Henniker, New Hampshire Police Department(Merrimack County) Officer Michael Martin wrote: "This was the third time I have had to use 'A Child Is Missing Alert.' Each case had a positive outcome. Your organization is second to none. Thanks so much for what you do." This after a 3 year old boy had gone missing from his home on Monday, October 8, 2012 and Officer Martin activated A Child Is Missing to assist in the search. Several residents called the agency as a result and the boy was located safe a little over a mile away from his home.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Monday, October 1, 2012

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department The evening of Monday, October 1, 2012, Lieutenant Kilkelley called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. An 88 year old man with Alzheimer’s was missing from his home in Merrimack. Upon activation, over 1,100 telephone alert calls were sent to the region surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. A short time later, a resident that had received the alert flagged down an officer in the search area and led the officer to the missing man. He was unharmed in a residential area about a mile and a half away from his home.

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Location: Manchester, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Manchester, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department “Caller received the alert. She notified the police that she had observed the missing male walking in the hallway of her apartment building.” The missing male was a 79 year old man suffering from dementia. Lieutenant James Soucy activated A Child Is Missing Alert on July 25, 2012 in an effort to locate the man. Upon activation, over 800 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. The tip from the woman helped Police locate the man safe about a mile from his home.

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Location: Farmington, NH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Farmington, New Hampshire (Strafford County) Police Department The night of Thursday, June 28, 2012, a 1 year old boy went missing from his family’s tent while camping in Farmington. Sergeant John Mullen and Sergeant John Drury responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist in the search efforts. Upon activation, nearly 400 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area, asking citizens to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they had any information on the boy’s whereabouts. In response, several residents came out to assist in the search. The volunteer searchers aided Police in locating the boy safe a short time later in the woods approximately a quarter mile from the campsite.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, the parents of two 7 year old girls reported them missing to Police after they disappeared while playing in the front yard of their Merrimack home. It was late afternoon and darkness was approaching. Sergeant Levesque activated A Child Is Missing Alert and over 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents, asking anyone with information on the girls’ whereabouts to contact Police. In response, three tips were received from residents that reported seeing the girls in some nearby woods. Police responded and located the girls, safe. Total time from activation to safe recovery was under half an hour.

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Location: Henniker, NH

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, February 20, 2012

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Henniker, New Hampshire (Merrimack County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday February 19, 2012, a husband reported his 48 year old wife missing from a park where they were watching their children ski. She had left for just a moment to go to the restroom and never returned. She had a history of wandering off due to a mental condition that involves anxiety and would appear normal to anyone she might meet. Officer Martin contacted A Child Is Missing Alert and more than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to the surrounding area. According to the case follow-up: “Within minutes of the alert, we began receiving calls. Thank you very much for the help. The family was extremely grateful and stated no other law enforcement agency had worked so hard in locating their loved one. A Child Is Missing was part of that success.” The woman was ultimately located 24 hours later walking in the woods.

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Location: Nashua, NH

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday, December 11, 2011, a 16 year old boy was reported missing by his parents after they found a disturbing note from the boy. Detective Lee responded and activated A Child Is Missing to assist in his agency’s search. More than 1,500 telephone alert calls were sent to residents surrounding the boy’s home address and in downtown Nashua in hopes that someone might have seen him. In response, several calls came in but ultimately word got back to the boy about the alert calls and the intense search by Police. The boy finally came home the morning of Tuesday, December 13th on his own after hearing of the concern for his safety.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department Sunday, May 22, 2011, residents and businesses within one mile of Four Seasons Lane received a telephone alert call from A Child Is Missing, describing a 64 year old missing man and asking them to call the Police Department if they had any information. Six citizens responded to that call, ending the search for the man in 17 minutes according to a case follow-up from Dispatcher Dudash. The man suffers from Alzheimer’s and had gone missing while on a walk. The leads from the alert calls enabled Police to locate the man safe, approximately 2.4 miles from his home.

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Location: Nashua, NH

Disabled - Recovered: Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department Thursday, August 5, 2010, Officer Mosscrop contacted A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for a 24 year old man with Down’s Syndrome. The young man had been mistakenly left behind while on a field trip to a local park and Police believed he could be headed south. More than 2,800 alert calls were placed surrounding the park as well as all possible routes in a southerly direction. In response, Police received a phone call from a citizen that had seen a man matching his description and gave Police the location. Police responded and found the man safe, approximately 1.5 miles from where he had gone missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was 20 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Sandwich, NH

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Sandwich, New Hampshire (Carroll County) Police Department On June 3, 2010 at 3:20pm Chief Wyman activated A Child Is Missing to assist his agency in a search for a missing 16 year old girl with a history of depression and self injury. According to the Chief, their search of the immediate area as well as use of k-9’s was negative due to recent thunderstorms. After more than 2,500 alert calls were placed to the area where the girl had last been seen, The Sandwich Police Department received 12 calls with tips, which allowed The Fish and Game Department, as well as The State Police Helicopter to focus their search in a particular area. Upon narrowing the search, a State Trooper found the girl, and she was reunited with her family safe, and brought to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. Afterward Chief Wyman had this to say: “Thank you for your assistance in this investigation. When I enrolled our department in this program I hoped to never have to use it, but I am glad that we have your service as evidenced by the incident above. Without your service those calls that assisted us would have never been received. Keep up the good work!”

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Disabled - Recovered: Monday, November 23, 2009

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Merrimack, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department After A Child Is Missing launched more than 800 alert calls in search of man who had gone missing from Amherst Road in Merrimack, New Hampshire, “the calls received put us in the general area helping him to be found,” according to Police. The calls alert calls were placed by A Child Is Missing at the request of Merrimack Police on the afternoon of November 23, 2009 in search of a 40 year old man in need of medical attention. The man was safely located at 7:00pm that day approximately three miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Manchester, NH

Children - Recovered: Friday, November 20, 2009

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Manchester, New Hampshire (Hillsborough County) Police Department With a 12 year old boy with autism missing in cold weather for five hours and thought to possibly be in need of medical attention, the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department called A Child Is Missing seeking help with the agency’s search for the boy. This occurred on November 19, 2009. After initially placing alert calls to the area surrounding the 200 block of Old Wellington Road in Manchester, Police called A Child Is Missing a second time requesting a re-call of the initial search area and an expansion of that area. Nearly 7,000 alert calls in all were placed and ultimately the boy was safely located after a resident who received an alert call saw the boy and called Manchester Police.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Missing Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, January 25, 2007

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Merrimack, NH (Hillsborough County) – On January 25, 2007 an 88 year old woman was reported missing to the Merrimack Police Department. A Child Is Missing received a called from Det. Lt. Mike Dudash at 11 am. He gave the ACIM Technician the necessary information as well as weather conditions in the area. Within minutes 530 phones in the neighborhood began ringing. The Merrimack Police Department received 20 to 25 calls from residents, at least half responded to help with the search. “More importantly two elderly women, who found the missing lady, had been notified and that was what made them look outside. She was found….in the woods, underneath leaves and a tree,” said Det. Lt. Mike Dudash.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Missing Child - Recovered: Thursday, September 28, 2006

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Merrimack, NH - On September 28, 2006, the Merrimack Police Department began a search for a lost 6 year-old boy who had gone missing from his first grade class — a search that ended with a response to one of the thousands 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, Detective Dean Kilkelly 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 boy. From Det. Kilkelly’s letter to ACIM : “Being new to the area, the boy was living in a local hotel located approximately three miles from the school. After several searches of the school and teachers’ cars, the request was made to ACIM for assistance. ACIM’s service provided us with a tremendous amount of local support. We received approximately 34 calls into our dispatch center, and also had neighbors out walking and on bicycles helping with the search. Our big break came when a resident received the call and did just what the message asked, he went out and checked his yard and located the boy in a row boat approximately 40’ out on Naticook Lake, in this boat without a life jacket, and we learned later he did not know how to swim. On Behalf of our police and fire departments, I would like to Thank A Child Is Missing for the service they provide. There is no doubt in our minds that if the child had rowed out further on this lake, had panicked at all and went overboard, the outcome would have been different. A Child Is Missing probably saved this 6 year old that day.”

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Location: Manchester, NH

Children - Recovered: Monday, June 26, 2006

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On June 29, 2006, Manchester, New Hampshire Police responded to a call for a four-year-old girl who had been found in the absence of her parents. The challenge for Police was to locate the child’s parents. After calling A Child Is Missing and activating the Alert Program, Police were able to locate the girl’s parents within 20 minutes. The call they received from an alert citizen who had received the A Child Is Missing alert call worked in conjunction with investigative information they had gathered and resulted in the girl being safely reunited with her family.

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Location: Merrimack, NH

Missing Child - Recovered: Friday, June 10, 2005

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Merrimack NH - On June 10, 2005, an 11-year-old boy with a history of depression was reported leaving school distraught over some family issues. His behavior prior to leaving made school concern for his safety. Detective Dean Kilkelley of the Merrimack PD (Hillsborough County, New Hampshire) contacted A Child Is Missing and reported a full description to be distributed via telephone. A Child Is Missing placed 3049 calls over the area where he was last seen and included the region near his home. Of the approximately 10 calls back by residents regarding the alert, some lead to the boy’s whereabouts approximately 3-4 miles from the school. He was reunited with his parents shortly thereafter. Detective Kilkelly was quoted as saying “With the help of your alert program we were able to trace his steps and he was located along the railroad tracks. Thank you for your assistance on this case.”

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Location: Henniker, NH

Missing Child - Recovered: Thursday, April 7, 2005

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Henniker, NH – Henniker Police Department - On April 7, 2005, a 12-year-old-boy was reported missing in Henniker, New Hampshire. Chief Tim Russell with the Henniker Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing and reported the missing case. A Child Is Missing placed 777 calls to the vicinity of where the missing boy was last seen. Henniker PD received approximately 70 calls from residents who were able to provide leads detailing the child’s route of travel directly to his grandparent’s home. A classic “gingerbread trail” scenario, the path was figured out, and the child was reunited with his guardians about 90 minutes after he was reported missing. Chief Tim Russell was quoted as saying “This is the first time we have utilized the program. It is awesome, awesome, awesome!!! My community was very impressed, as were all of our officers. Thank you so very much for this program!!”

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