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Montana Amber Alert Issued For Girls Seen Get By Car Outside School

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An Amber Alert has been issued for an 11-year-old girl thought to have been abducted by her non-custodial parents.

The Montana Department of Justice issued the alert for Adrianna Carreia on Monday.

The alert says the girl was last seen being dropped off in an alley by her school in Anaconda at around 8 a.m. on Monday, but she never arrived at class.

Video footage shows she entered a red vehicle driven by a man with short dark hair, according to the alert.

The girl is thought to have been taken by her non-custodial parents, Justin Timothy Taylor and Amanda Carreia, who live in Washington state.
Montana Department of Justice

The Amber Alert System provides law enforcement nationwide the ability to notify the public of missing children who are believed to have been abducted.

According to the Montana DOJ’s website, there must be a reasonable belief that a child has been abducted or has disappeared under suspicious circumstances for an Amber Alert to be issued in the state.

The law enforcement agency must also believe the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death. The Amber Alert system is not used to track runaways, missing children or children involved in custody disputes, but restricted to child abduction cases that could be life-threatening.

Amber stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was murdered in January 1996 after being kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas.

It began after Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed up with local police to develop an early warning system to help locate abducted children. Other states and communities set up their plans and the idea was adopted across the U.S.

As of September last year, there were 86 Amber plans throughout the country.

As of May, 988 children were rescued specifically because of the Amber Alert system, according to the system’s website.

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