You’ll never think about Amber Alerts the same way after seeing new doc about its origins

By Raechal Shewfelt · Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

January 17, 2023

Just how closely do you read that Amber Alert when it goes off on your phone?

A new documentary streaming on Peacock reminds us of the importance of the law enforcement tool and reveals the little known story of its namesake, Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl who was abducted while riding her bike near her grandparents’s home on Jan. 13, 1996, in Arlington, Texas. Investigators determined the suspect was nearby, but they were without a way to alert the public.

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