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The Times Telegram

25 years ago, Sara Anne Wood's abduction changed everything
The Times Telegram
“Sara's case” motivated law enforcement, parents and educators in this region to increase vigilance and constantly evaluate how to keep children safe in an ever-changing world of challenges. For many, Sara is alive in spirit. Sara's 42-year-old brother ...

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Courier Journal

Stranger danger in Norton Commons: Tips to keep your children safe
Courier Journal
Louisville Metro Police are on the lookout after they've received calls about attempted child abductions in Norton Commons over the last two weeks. A 12-year-old girl was walking her family dog on Tuesday when a small, black SUV with tinted windows ...



CBS Chicago

Skokie Girl Stops Kidnapping Suspect, Alerts Police With Safety App
CBS Chicago
Police say the young girl was walking home Tuesday from the 5000 block of Dempster Street when a man started following her. The 13-year-old activated a personal safety app on her phone to call for help. Officers arrived shortly after and were able to ...



USA TODAY

In Iowa, 48 juveniles have gone missing in July. Here's why that number may be misleading.
USA TODAY
Strangers kidnap about 100 children, a fraction of 1% of missing-children cases, according to the Polly Klaas Foundation, a Petaluma, California, nonprofit dedicated to child safety and the recovery of missing children. Polly Klaas, 12, was kidnapped ...
In Iowa, 48 juveniles have gone missing this month. Here's why that number might be misleading.Sioux Falls Argus Leader
New details provide insight into night Mollie Tibbetts was last seenKCCI Des Moines
FBI joins search for missing Iowa studentKMTV - 3 News Now

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Palo Alto Online (blog)

Tell Me: Are Parents Today Overreacting to Child Safety Concerns?
Palo Alto Online (blog)
I was touched by a column I recently read in The New York Times, “Motherhood in the Age of Fear,” by Kim Brooks, a mother who left her 4-year-old son alone in a car on a cold winter's day while she ran quickly into a store in Virginia to get something ...



The San Diego Union-Tribune

Oak Park man suspected of kidnapping, sexually abusing toddler
The San Diego Union-Tribune
A 46-year-old man was arrested in the Oak Park community over the weekend on suspicion of multiple felonies, including kidnapping a 3-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her, San Diego police said Sunday. Police were sent to a home on Maple Street to ...

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KTVZ

Bend man tried to kidnap boy, 3, at RDM, police say
KTVZ
"The Redmond Police Department attributes the quick actions of the child's parents as well as the actions of on-site RAMS security for the apprehension of Maldonado and for the safety of the child.," who was unhurt in the incident, McNaughton wrote.

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Live 5 Scambusters: Mother and daughter "escape" kidnapping scam
Live 5 News
The man demanded payment for her safe return and threatened danger to the child if the mother hung up the phone. The woman never paid and deputies were able to locate the daughter and another child who were safe and unharmed. For tips from the FBI ...

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Snopes.com

Has Iowa Seen an Alarming Increase in “Vanishing Children” This Summer?
Snopes.com
The likelihood of finding an abducted child has sharply increased in recent years due to technological advances in the way searches are conducted and a greater awareness that fast action saves lives, said Ernie Allen, president of the National Center ...



NPR

Toddler's Remains That Were Discovered In NM Compound Identified As Missing Child
NPR
New Mexico officials say the decomposed remains of a child found in a raid on a remote, rural property in Amalia are those of missing three-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. The boy was first reported missing from his home in Georgia in December. His mother ...
Remains Found in New Mexico Desert Tunnel Are Missing BoyU.S. News & World Report

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