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Experts say every second counts in missing children cases

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Every minute counts when it comes to searching for a missing child.

In 2016, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety says Amber Alerts were issued for 10 children in our state. Luckily, all of those children were found.

Experts say those types of success stories are thanks to the hard work, quick thinking, and collaboration between authorities and citizens.

According to ECU’s criminal justice chair, Dr. William Bloss, after 72 hours of searching, it is less likely authorities will find a missing child safe.

Bloss explains the Amber Alert system helps recover children quicker because the alerts create a collaboration between the public and authorities, where citizens can be on the lookout and give officials valuable information.

He also says that it is pretty standard for FBI agents to help in these investigations because authorities know they need

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Experts reveal Making a Murderer killer Steven Avery will ‘die in prison’

“At first glance, it looks like it has merit, but it’s nonsense,” he says, noting that at least SIX people (including Steven Avery) had access to that shared computer.

“Which of those people used or viewed those images? It would be impossible to come up with that information,” he concludes.

New forensic testing has also been put forward, questioning the amount of DNA the crime lab alleges Avery left on Teresa’s SUV. Kathleen Zellner claims to have conducted an experiment that disproves this, although Ken remains unconvinced. “Did [Kathleen’s] experiment replicate the conditions at the time? I doubt it,” he says.

For all the latest details on the Steven Avery case, pick up the latest issue of OK, on sale now!

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Experts say Steven Avery will die in prison | Now To Love

“At first glance, it looks like it has merit, but it’s nonsense,” he says, noting that at least SIX people (including Steven Avery) had access to that shared computer.

“Which of those people used or viewed those images? It would be impossible to come up with that information,” he concludes.

New forensic testing has also been put forward, questioning the amount of DNA the crime lab alleges Avery left on Teresa’s SUV. Kathleen Zellner claims to have conducted an experiment that disproves this, although Ken remains unconvinced. “Did [Kathleen’s] experiment replicate the conditions at the time? I doubt it,” he says.

For all the latest details on the Steven Avery case, pick up the latest issue of OK, on sale now!

Read more at: https://www.nowtolove.com.au/celebrity/celeb-news/experts-say-steven-avery-will-die-in-prison-42573

Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. center, speaks at a panel discussion on sex trafficking at the UND Law School Friday. Staca Shehan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is at left and Tom Brusegaard of the office Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is at right.

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Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND | North …

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. center, speaks at a panel discussion on sex trafficking at the UND Law School Friday. Staca Shehan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is at left and Tom Brusegaard of the office Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is at right.

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Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND

The panel, moderated by former National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President John Clark, gave law students and members of the public an idea of the scope of child trafficking and offered potential solutions.

“I think it is critically important that this not just be a social worker’s problem, a cop’s problem, a legislator’s problem, that this be all of our problem because these are all of our kids,” Heitkamp said.

“Child sex trafficking is a missing child issue,” said Staca Shehan, executive director of the NCMEC’s case analysis division.

Runaways, homeless youth and LGBTQ children are much more likely to be trafficked, Shehan said. About 86 percent of sex trafficking victims had run from the custody of social services.

North Dakota has had about 113 children reported to the NCMEC in the last three years, Shehan said, more than 100 of whom were runaway children.

The average age of a trafficking victim is

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Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND …

The panel, moderated by former National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President John Clark, gave law students and members of the public an idea of the scope of child trafficking and offered potential solutions.

“I think it is critically important that this not just be a social worker’s problem, a cop’s problem, a legislator’s problem, that this be all of our problem because these are all of our kids,” Heitkamp said.

“Child sex trafficking is a missing child issue,” said Staca Shehan, executive director of the NCMEC’s case analysis division.

Runaways, homeless youth and LGBTQ children are much more likely to be trafficked, Shehan said. About 86 percent of sex trafficking victims had run from the custody of social services.

North Dakota has had about 113 children reported to the NCMEC in the last three years, Shehan said, more than 100 of whom were runaway children.

The average age of a trafficking victim is

Read more at: http://www.jamestownsun.com/news/4347021-heitkamp-national-experts-talk-human-trafficking-und

Heitkamp, national experts talk human trafficking at UND

The panel, moderated by former National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President John Clark, gave law students and members of the public an idea of the scope of child trafficking and offered potential solutions.

“I think it is critically important that this not just be a social worker’s problem, a cop’s problem, a legislator’s problem, that this be all of our problem because these are all of our kids,” Heitkamp said.

“Child sex trafficking is a missing child issue,” said Staca Shehan, executive director of the NCMEC’s case analysis division.

Runaways, homeless youth and LGBTQ children are much more likely to be trafficked, Shehan said. About 86 percent of sex trafficking victims had run from the custody of social services.

North Dakota has had about 113 children reported to the NCMEC in the last three years, Shehan said, more than 100 of whom were runaway children.

The average age of a trafficking victim is

Read more at: http://www.jamestownsun.com/news/4347021-heitkamp-national-experts-talk-human-trafficking-und

Lamonte McIntyre hearing: innocent man imprisoned, family, experts …

On the day Lamonte McIntyre was sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison, he said just 13 words to the court:

“Judge, I would like to tell the court that I’m innocent. That’s all.”

On Thursday, more than two decades later, McIntyre’s family and friends poured into a Wyandotte County courtroom for a hearing that has called into question his conviction.

McIntyre, now 41, smiled at the approximately 50 friends and relatives who had assembled in the courtroom as he entered.

He’s an innocent man who has languished in prison for 23 years, his loved ones say. In a rally outside the courthouse beforehand, they cried: “I say free, you say Lamonte.”

“Free!”

“Lamonte!”

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South African police experts asked to assist in second missing …

(Seychelles News Agency) – South African police experts who are in Seychelles to assist with the search for a missing man are also assisting the local police in the case a second missing man, a top police official said on Monday.

Seychellois Gonzague Zoe, 46, residing at La Louise in the central Mahe district of Plaisance, was reported missing after leaving his house on Friday, August 18. He was reported missing to the police at 3.20 p.m. on Saturday, August 19.

According to the police, the two South African handlers of search and rescue dogs — Warrant Officers VanRooyen and VanNiekerk — are assisting with the search. A third expert who had been in Seychelles, Brigadier Leonie Ras, a specialist in crime investigation, missing persons and forensics, has already left the archipelago in the western Indian Ocean. 


Gonzague Zoe, 46, was reported missing after leaving his house

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