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Texas slaying that led to Amber Alert notification system remains unsolved 20 years later


ARLINGTON, Texas — The 1996 slaying of a North Texas girl that led to the Amber Alert notification system to find missing children remains unsolved.

Arlington police on Tuesday repeated their request for tips in finding the killer of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman.

Amber's mother, Donna Williams, also appealed for justice for her daughter.

Wednesday is the 20th anniversary since Amber was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington. Her body was found four days later in a drainage ditch. The child's throat had been cut.

Radio and TV stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area joined forces to broadcast alerts to help find Amber. That led to creation of a voluntary child abduction advisory system nationwide known simply as the Amber Alert.

Wednesday is Amber Alert Awareness Day in Texas.



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