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Praying for her safe return.
Shouldn't there be an Amber Alert put out for her? I haven't seen one on the news.
Based on what is in this article no. You'd be surprised how many "missing" people there are out there. If there was an Amber Alert for each of them it would desensitize the public and they would no longer pay attention to them. Amber Alerts are for only the most serious cases. Reading between the lines this appears to be a runaway case and does not meet the criteria.
If there is a car description, I believe it qualifies for an Amber Alert, particularly if they don't know if she is with this man against her will or not. In my opinion, we are nowhere close to being desensitized to missing children.
That's fine what you believe in, but look at California's Amber Alert guidelines - it doesn't appear to meet the requirements based on what is in this story. Having a car description doesn't mean it qualifies for Amber Alert status. Again, reading between the lines this appears to be a runaway which specifically isn't allowed for Amber Alerts
Why has this not appeared on the local news sites?
I pray for her safe return.
Wow I was unaware of all the incencitive people in this world who only really give a +++ when its there children. Have some damn compassion, i happend to also know this girl personally and even had i not i would still have just as much concern. This again just shows me how selfish this day in age has become......
During a time like this, when there is so much unknown criticisisms from others do not aide in the process of finding Shelby. To the people who posted the insensitive statements, instead channnel your efforts to actually help with this search - why don't you post the link to this article to your twitter, Facebook or any new media program. Spread the word and have some sympathy regardless of your opinions- because remember at some point we were all teeenagers and can relate to the pressure, influence and even confusion from peers.
What can we do to help find her?
Thank you to those with kind and loving words.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Shelby and her family. We hope she is located and safe at home soon. To assist in the search for Shelby, we posted her flyer to our Facebook page and Twitter account. If you'd like to share her flyer, you can find it on our public FB page at: Web Link
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Child Quest International is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation dedicated to the protection and recovery of missing, abused and exploited children. Funded through individual and corporate donations, grants and fundraising events, Child Quest never charges a fee to law enforcement or searching families.
According to KTVU news, the girl has been found and the man has been arrested.
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