In a case we are have followed on this blog, 8 year old Lydia Rupp was found safe in Mexico, the man who had been living with her and her mother took her and all her belongings. He is now awaiting extradition to the US.
While this Amber Alert got little to no attention from the MSM, many blogs put up the alert as soon as the Alert was issued. When we got to 2 (Utah and Nevada) active Amber Alerts I encouraged many to email Fox, CNN and MSMBC to at least get the stories on their website. Now, within 1 hour of the news coming out of the finding of Lydia, it made a Fox news update. If the Amber Alerts are not covered by the media isn’t their effectiveness limited? I have been told the Amber Alert is a local tool for missing cases, my opinion is in 4 hours after a child goes missing it is probably not a local story anymore. How many state lines can someone cross in 4 hours?
By Anna Cearley
7:34 p.m. July 29, 2005
TIJUANA â€” A convicted sex offender was arrested and the 8-year-old Nevada girl he is suspected of kidnapping was found in “good shape” at a shelter in Ensenada, police said Friday.
Fernando Aguero, 47, was arrested in the afternoon and was being moved to Tijuana where police planned an evening news conference, authorities said.
Aguero is suspected of kidnapping Lydia Bethany-Rose Rupp, 8, from her home July 22 in Fernley, Nev., near Reno.
“She is saying that she is fine,” said Rodolfo Luna, a liaison officer with Mexico’s State Preventive Police. “She appears to be in good shape, with no complaints.”
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