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No Amber Alerts For Adult Victims on I-80 Message Boards


A request by Nebraska law enforcement to put up an Amber Alert on I-80’s electronic message boards was denied, in part, because the victim was too old. Amber Alerts are only issued for child abductions in Nebraska and Iowa.

Amber Alert on I-80 Electronic Message Board

According to a Nebraska Department of Roads spokesperson, they are “very careful about what information they put on those boards.” Iowa has a similar policy, “We do not want the Amber Alert program to get diluted … Children are a special case.”

Fortunately, the victim, Julie Hanes, was released without physical harm.

Do you agree or disagree that the Amber Alert system should only be for children?

Source: Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau: Alert on I-80 message boards not an option in adult’s kidnapping


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Jeffrey Lapin

Lawyer, Founder and Owner at Lapin Law Offices
I am a trial lawyer and the Founder and Owner of Lapin Law Offices. I represent injured, abused and disabled clients with caring, passion and dedication in Lincoln and throughout Nebraska.

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