Tag: missing children
Christopher Bernard Wilder became known as 'The Beauty Queen Killer' during a frenzied 1984 spree, where he criss-crossed the U.S., luring young women into his fancy cars and dangling the promise of work as a model, if they would just allow him to take their photographs. Some took the bait. Others, he took by force.
Kamiyah Mobley was 16 years old when she discovered that Gloria Williams, the woman she knew as her mother, was actually her kidnapper. Williams had abducted Kamiyah from Shanara Mobley back in 1998 on the day she was born and raised her as a daughter ever since.
Most people know Amber Alerts as child-abduction emergency notifications that help law enforcement find missing kids. But the tragic abduction and murder case behind the notorious alert system was never solved—and police are still looking for clues.
Angeline Hartmann of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Live PD spoke with A&E Real Crime about the NCMEC's response to the Jayme Closs news, misconceptions about missing children cases and the single most valuable tool in being able to find missing kids.
Over the last century, dozens of highly publicized child kidnappings have shocked the nation and ignited a public effort to prevent them. Now, missing-child awareness campaigns help spread the word more widely and quickly, resulting in finding many more of these kids.