An AMBER Alert has been issued for 2 Texas teenagers out of the Seagoville area.Authorities are trying to find Devany Betancourt, 16, and Marina Nelson, 17.Police say Devany is 5′2″ with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a gold and pink shirt with jeans and brown boots. She was also seen wearing a gold chain with a bull and two gold rings.Authorities say Marina is 5′9″ with green eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing an orange shirt, gray sweatshirt, and shorts.AMBER Alert issued for 2 Texas teenagers out of Seagoville
What is AMBER Alart ? How it Works ?
An Amber Alert may be a message distributed by a toddler abduction alert system to ask the general public for help find abducted children. It originated within the us in 1996.
AMBER may be a backronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The alert was named after Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old girl abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas in 1996. Alternative regional alert names were once used; in Georgia, "Levi's Call" (in memory of Levi Frady); in Hawaii, "Maile Amber Alert" (in memory of Maile Gilbert); in Arkansas, "Morgan Nick Amber Alert" (in memory of Morgan Nick); and in Utah, "Rachael Alert" (in memory of Rachael Runyan).
In the us , Amber alerts are distributed via commercial and public radio stations, Internet radio, satellite radio, television stations, text messages, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio (where they're termed "Child Abduction Emergency" or "Amber Alerts").
The alerts also are issued via e-mail, electronic traffic-condition signs, commercial electronic billboards, or through wireless device SMS text messages. AMBER Alert has also teamed up with Google, Bing and Facebook to relay information regarding an AMBER aware of an ever-growing demographic: AMBER Alerts are automatically displayed if citizens search or use map features on Google or Bing.
With the Google Child Alert (also called Google AMBER Alert in some countries), citizens see an AMBER Alert if they look for related information during a particular location where a toddler has recently been abducted and an alert was issued. this is often a component of the AMBER Alert system that's already active within the US (there also are developments in Europe). Those curious about subscribing to receive AMBER Alerts in their area via SMS messages can visit Wireless Amber Alerts, which are offered by law as free messages. In some states, the display scrollboards ahead of lottery terminals also are used.
The decision to declare an AMBER Alert is formed by each police organization (in many cases, the state police or highway patrol) that investigates each of the abductions. Public information in an AMBER Alert usually consists of the name and outline of the abductee, an outline of the suspected abductor, and an outline and car place number of the abductor's vehicle if available.