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California / Girls Kidnapping / "AMBER Alert" #707180

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 02, 2002
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) How California's "AMBER Alert" system helped police stop the murder of the two girls kidnapped by rapist Roy Ratliff†† featured; details given about how the system works. [Los Angeles County sheriff's department Capt. Michael SODERBERG†- says Ratliff was a "two-striker" who would have gone to prison for life.] [Animal control officer Bonnie HERNANDEZ - says she spotted the alert.] [National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Ernie ALLEN†- says 21 children have been saved by the AMBER plan.] [Kern County sheriff's department Cmdr. Keith NELSON†- tells the bad guys to look out.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Statistics on child abductions cited.

Muller, Judy;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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