GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – The state of New Mexico has volunteered to issue Amber Alerts for the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.
New Mexico is not authorized to issue an Amber Alert in another state. If that alert needed to go to a different state, New Mexico would contact the Amber Alert coordinator in another state.
The task force was established after residents raised concerns about the Amber Alert system after the May 2 disappearance of an 11-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother. The girl was found dead the next day. The boy returned to his family.
(The Associated Press Contributed to this story)