Tennessee authorities have issued an Amber Alert for Daphne Westbrook, 17, who went missing from Chattanooga in October of 2019, as well as an indictment for her father, John Oliver Westbrook, 42.
Most people know Amber Alerts as the child abduction emergency alert that has led to the safe return of over a thousand children across almost 35 countries. But this life-saving system has a dark history, stemming from the tragic abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, whose case remains unsolved.
Jalisa Lasalle was abducted on the afternoon of Sunday, February 7 while riding scooters with her brothers by their home in New Iberia, Louisiana. Pelican Waste & Debris workers Dion Merrick and Brandon Antoine are being recognized for their heroic actions after spotting the abductor’s vehicle, using their truck to block his exit, and contacting police.
An unnamed 33-year-old man kidnapped his toddler early Thursday morning, according to Global News. The 1-year-old was abducted from Trent Lakes in Canada by their father in his pickup truck.