Iowa agency trains police to handle abductions

Training focuses on kidnap cases; A two-day law enforcement course in southwest Iowa will go over basic search techniques as well as child predator cases.
By Jason Kuiper
Omaha World-Herald

California Gov. Gray Davis wraps up a news conference after signing the AMBER Alert Bill Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, in Monterey Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — When a 6-year-old Council Bluffs girl went missing in 1999, investigators found the girl six hours later, safe in a backyard.

Other cases have had far different endings, such as the abduction and slaying of Amber Harris. The 12-year-old Omaha girl disappeared in November 2005 while walking home after school from a bus stop at Florence Boulevard and Pinkney Street. Her remains were found in May 2006 in Hummel Park.

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