Sunday, 27 May 2012
Amber Hagerman have died more than 16years. But, she is not forgotten. Her Mother and her grandma, always having an Anniversary about Amber. The people of Arlington, Texas will gather at the scene where Amber was kidnapped. They will light their candles and sing Amber's favorite songs. May she rest in peace and may god be with her...
Donna Whitson (Norris) has Sacrifice to save the Whole Nation, by creating the AMBER Alert, name it after her daughter, Amber Hagerman. The AMBER Alert system has save almost the whole Nation! Without it, many children or any people may have die! - But, the only thing that Amber's mother thinks that...
"I wish there was an AMBER Alert while Amber was missing. If the AMBER Alert was here when Amber went missing, she should be here right now..."
Say Donna Whitson (Norris)
LOGO OF 'AMBER Alert'
An AMBER Alert or a Child Abduction Emergency (SAME code: CAE) is a child abduction alert bulletin in several countries throughout the world, issued upon the suspected abduction of a child, since 1996. AMBER is officially a backronym for "America's Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response" but was originally named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old child who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas in 1996. Also an AMBER alert corresponds to the color of highway warning signs that are activated in AMBER alerts, the signs display messages in a reddish orange or an amber color. Alternate alert names are used in Georgia, where it is called "Levi's Call" (named after Levi Frady); Hawaii, where it is called a "Maile Amber Alert" (named after Maile Gilbert); and Arkansas, where it is called a "Morgan Nick Amber Alert" (in memory of Morgan Chauntel Nick). Frady, Gilbert and Nick were all children who went missing in those U.S. states.
AMBER Alerts are distributed via commercial radio stations, internet radio, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio (where they are termed "Child Abduction Emergency" or "Amber Alerts"). The alerts are also issued via e-mail, electronic traffic-condition signs, the LED billboards which are located outside of newer Walgreens locations, along with the LED/LCD signs of billboard companies such as Clear Channel Outdoor, CBS Outdoor and Lamar, or through wireless device SMS text messages.
Those interested in subscribing to receive AMBER Alerts in their area via SMS messages can visit Wireless Amber Alerts, which are offered by law as free messages. In some states, the display scrollboards in front of lottery terminals are also used. The decision to declare an AMBER Alert is made by each police organization (in many cases, the state police or highway patrol) which investigates each of the abductions. Public information in an AMBER Alert usually consists of the name and description of the abductee, a description of the suspected abductor, and a description and license plate number of the abductor's vehicle, if available.
In January 19th, 1996. At the Arlington Funeral Home, Amber was dressed in pink with a teddy bear nestled beside her. 'She looks like a little princess. Her grandma always called her a little princess. She has a pretty pink dress. She loves new dresses' said, Amber's mother, Donna.
In January 20th, 1996. Amber's Funeral is held at the First United Methodist Church of Arlington.
10 Days later, in January 30th, 1996. Officials with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office reveal that Amber was alive for 48hours after her abduction. A Psychological Profile suggested the Suspect was approximately 25 years or older, carries a knife, erupts violently, probably lives alone, possibly recent lost in his job or had a family dispute. Arlington officials planted a tree in memory of Amber Hagerman near the scene of her abduction. Amber Hagerman's killer has never been caught. There is a $75,000 Reward for information leading to a conviction.
If you have any information concerning Amber Hagerman's Abduction and Murder, Please call the Arlington Texas Police Department at: (817) 459-5700
4 days has passed since Amber was kidnapped. In January 17th, Stuart Kocher, a resident of the Forest Ridge Apartment complex in Northeast Arlington, was out walking his dog. Stuart's dog led him to a body, of a nude young girl on the east bank of a creek. Stuart called the police, and the police came at the Crime Scene. They indentified the body, as the 9year-old girl, Amber Rene Hagerman. They find her throat had been cut. Amber's death was spreading all Texas news and TV's. The police visit Amber's mother before the news being spread. Her mother began crying, calling Amber's name, screaming...and no answers were being heard by her loving-daughter. All of Amber's family, were very sad about Amber's death.
Grandfather Jimmie went back to his House. He told his daughter, Donna Whitson, Amber and Ricky's mother that Amber was kidnapped. Donna totally didn't believe it, she thought Amber is hiding in the Truck, when she look in the Truck, it was empty. She screamed loud, calling Amber's name, wanted to hold Amber's cheek and wanted to hug her. The next morning, Amber's abduction was in the front page on Texas's newspaper.
Police were hopeful that other witnesses would step forward, to help in the Investigation. Coincidentally, WFAA-TV had been working on a story about Donna Whitson's struggle to get off welfare. The station released videotape of Amber to other media outlets. Amber's mother, Donna, pleaded with the abductor to let her little girl go on the TV channel. Donna said on the Camera, 'Please let my baby go', with her tears dropping down her face. No additional witnesses were found, and the pleas of Amber's loved ones went unheeded.
In January 13th, 1996, a Truck, with a Woman with 2kids visit a house in Highland Drive, in Arlington, Texas. The woman was a mother to her 2 kids, Amber, 9, and Ricky, 5 (Hagerman). They were paying a visit to their grandparents, Jimmie and Glenda Whitson. Jimmie and Glenda kept 2 bicycles at their house. Amber and Ricky asked if they can borrow the bicycles to take a quick ride. Their grandfather, Jimmie, and their mother said they can only peddle not far from their house. Amber and Ricky said 'OK' so they were already peddled on their bicycles, and they were peddle around two corners to the vacant parking lot of a closed down Winn-Dixie grocery store. Other neighborhood kids enjoyed riding on a ramp there. The ramp was in plain view of traffic on Abram Street, a highly trafficked laundromat and the yards of at least 5 neighbors.
Few minutes later, Ricky told his sister, Amber, 'I'm going back home because mama told us to just ride around the block'. Ricky went home while Amber stayed. Not far from where Amber was playing, Jim Kevil, a 78-year-old retiree stood in his backyard not far from the vacant lot. Jim said, 'I saw her riding up and down. She was by herself. I saw this pickup. He pulled up, jumped out and grabbed her. When she screamed, I figured the Police ought to know about it, so I called them'. Jim described the man as 'not big, but very fast'. He was White or Hispanic and drove dark, possibly black, full sized pickup.
Few minutes later, Ricky arrived at his grandparents house where Grandfather Jimmie asked him where Amber was. Ricky said Amber stayed for one more ride on the ramp. Ricky peddled back where Amber played. He left but return with no Amber with him. Ricky said, 'I can't find Sissy'. Grandfather Jimmie jumped onto his truck and speed to the parking lot. He spotted a police car there and pulled up to it. The Officer told him that a man who lived nearby heard screaming and saw a man carry a young girl into a pickup truck. The witness, Jim Kevil, called 911, and the officer raced to the scene but all he found was a bicycle. Jimmie's heart sank. He said to the Officer, 'That's my grand-daughter's bike'.
AMBER RENE HAGERMAN
(November 25th 1986 - January 15th 1996)
The Photo above is a child who died in Arlington, Texas. She went missing in 13th January, 1996, and was found dead in 17th January, 1996. She was alive for only 48hours, or in, 2days before the killer dumped her body.