The Utah Division of Emergency Management issued an Amber alert for a four-year girl who was missing from South Salt Lake. The South Salt Lake Police Department has released the identity of the abductor of Arilyn Crow. She has been abducted by Courtney Crow who is 25 years old at about 12:45 am. Though police didn’t make the relation between abductor and victim clear. Both Arilyn Crow and her abductores are American Indians or Alaskan Native
What is an Amber Alert?
An amber alert is an emergency alert about child abduction issued by child abduction alert system in which the public is informed about the abduction and are asked for help in finding the child. It stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was started back in 1996 in the United States.
Details of the child who went missing and her abductor:
According to police when last seen Arilyn Crow was wearing a pink shirt and diaper. The police described her appearance, to have black hair and brown eyes, she is three feet six inches tall and her weight is about 35 pounds. On the other hand, her abductor Courtney was wearing a white t-shirt and light jeans when last seen. She has black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. The car that Courtney was driving during the abduction was a silver 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix whose licence plate was F142SY. The car was little damaged in the front and part of grills was missing in the car. anyone who has any information about the victim or abductor is requested to call 801-840-4000 or call 9-1-1.
People reaction to alert:
The alert went viral on Twitter as many residents of Utah were frustrated by the response of their state government and the lack of information in the alert issued and highlighted the same point on social media. Many people were angry as the state’s emergency system woke them up at 3:30 a.m without issuing proper information with the alert.