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AR parents want changes to Amber Alert system

Aaron Frisby is from Central Arkansas and explains why he wants changes to Amber Alert system. (Source: KARK) Aaron Frisby is from Central Arkansas and explains why he wants changes to Amber Alert system. (Source: KARK)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

The Crittenden County girl who went missing last week is sparking debate over the Morgan Nick Amber Alert system in Arkansas.

Police say Jamiria Murray, 12, of Edmonson, went missing May 10.

Law enforcement agencies then activated an Amber Alert for Murray.

She was found in Memphis, TN just before noon Friday.

According to our CNN-affiliate KARK, the father of a missing Central Arkansas 16-year-old girl, Aaron Frisby, said his daughter could have been found sooner.

He thinks her case should have been handled the same way officers handled the Crittenden County case.

That’s because just like Murray, Frisby’s teen daughter was also a runaway.

Usually, Morgan Nick Amber Alerts are not issued for runaways and that is why he feels it was unfair for officers to activate it for Murray.

Officers say the only reason it was activated for Murray was because she got into an unknown vehicle, according to the KARK report.

Both the Central Arkansas teen and the Region 8 teen are safe now.

Frisby understands if runaways are added to the Amber Alerts it would flood the system.

He’s suggesting a different approach on a separate system for them.

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