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Old 10 December 2008, 02:01 PM
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I emailed the guy and he said that since he didn't find it here it must be true. He said "Snopes.com is the best site for finding out the truth" so I think he had the right place. He just lack clues.
Remind him that almost 800,000 children are reported missing each year, but very few of them end up on snopes.
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The girl has only been missing for 3 days. Would she show up in a national database that fast?
NCMEC is pretty good about keeping their database current: I remember Reigh Boss' info was up there within hours her going missing. The circumstances must meet their criteria, though. The same goes for a local missing person alert: it must meet established criteria. Wouldn't hurt to check the website of the local PD, though: sometimes they will post a Be On the Lookout even if the circumstances don't warrant an official Amber Alert.

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