Amber Alert for Missing Child and Young Girl
Georgia has issued an Amber Alert for a missing child, and a young girl. The child, 1-year-old Jacob Coney, has been missing since February. Police in the state have released a website called Levi’s Call and are looking for the boy’s father, Joseph Michael Horne. Horne is believed to be driving a grey Chevrolet Silverado, with GA tag XNG136. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.
The state of Georgia uses a similar system. AMBER Alert is a system that notifies the public within minutes of an abduction. The child’s photograph must be provided by local law enforcement. Broadcasters are instructed to run the alert twice the first hour, and once every three hours for the next three. Georgia also uses the Levi’s Call system to notify people about child abductions that involve minors.
The AMBER Alert system was created in 1978 to assist in the safe recovery and protection of missing or abducted children. The system has been implemented in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other countries. It has saved the lives of 123 children and has helped protect more than two million children around the world. It works in almost every part of the world, including India, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and the District of Columbia.
The Georgia AMBER Alert system is a voluntary partnership between local law enforcement and various community organizations that aims to galvanize the community in child abduction cases. It is coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and is an investigative tool. Anyone can sign up for this free service to receive an alert. The Amber Alerts App is easy to download. AMBER Alerts are distributed through television, radio, and digital signage. They can also be delivered wirelessly through the Wireless Emergency Alerts program.
On July 14, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation released an Amber Alert for Lucas Elliot Horne, a one-year-old boy. He was last seen with a man who has a Georgia license plate. They were last seen together in Douglas, Georgia’s 245 Huckleberry Road. Both men were traveling in a gray Chevrolet Silverado. A gray 2014 Chevy Silverado with Georgia tag XNG136 is believed to be the suspect.
Other countries quickly followed suit and adapted the system. At the time, only Saskatchewan had not adopted the program. At the end of the year, however all of Canada had adopted it and had an amber alert network. The mission of AMBER Alert is to prevent missing children from becoming a statistic. The organization works in partnership with experts and law enforcement agencies to make a difference. We can help the child in crisis and save their lives with your support.