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Brighton Police find missing 10-year-old girl

Police said the child has been safely located.
Credit: Jordan Chavez, KUSA

BRIGHTON, Colo. — Brighton Police Department (BPD) said officers found a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing after she was last seen on Thursday.

An Amber Alert was not issued. In order for one to be issued specific criteria must be met. They include the following:

  • The abducted child must be 17 years old or younger. 

  • The abducted child must be in immediate danger of serious bodily harm or death. 

  • There must be enough descriptive information available to believe a broadcast will assist or aid in the recovery. 

  • A local law enforcement agency or Amber designee from another state must request the activation. 

“Amber” stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The alert was created after the January 1996 kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman.  

> More information about Amber Alerts can be found here.

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