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Adam Walsh, kidnapped and murdered in 1981. His father, John Walsh, became an anti-crime advocate and host of America's Most Wanted
Adam Walsh, kidnapped and murdered in 1981. His father, John Walsh, became an anti-crime advocate and host of America's Most Wanted

Source: FBI- Fair Use, no other image available to illustrate deceased public figure.

An electronic traffic-condition sign displaying an AMBER Alert.
An electronic traffic-condition sign displaying an AMBER Alert.

Source: Creative Commons (Bob Bobster)

An etching of the Ross mansion from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Charley and his brother Walter were taken from outside in 1874
An etching of the Ross mansion from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Charley and his brother Walter were taken from outside in 1874

Source: Public Domain copyright expired, from Independence Hall Association, ushistory.org

Aviator Charles Lindbergh testifying at the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, accused of kidnapping and murdering his son, 1935
Aviator Charles Lindbergh testifying at the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, accused of kidnapping and murdering his son, 1935

Source: Library of Congress, copyright expired

Etan Patz, disappeared from Manhattan on May 25, 1979
Etan Patz, disappeared from Manhattan on May 25, 1979

Source: GNU license (wikipedia.org)

First Lady Laura Bush and Rae Leigh Bradbury, announcing the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Rae Leigh was the first child recovered through an AMBER Alert in 1998
First Lady Laura Bush and Rae Leigh Bradbury, announcing the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Rae Leigh was the first child recovered through an AMBER Alert in 1998

Source: Public Domain-U.S. Government

Jacob Wetterling, abducted from St. Joseph, MN in 1989 at the age of 11
Jacob Wetterling, abducted from St. Joseph, MN in 1989 at the age of 11
Jaycee Dugard was abducted on June 10, 1991, and recovered 18 years later in August, 2009
Jaycee Dugard was abducted on June 10, 1991, and recovered 18 years later in August, 2009

Source: fbi.gov

Megan Kanka, abducted, raped and murdered at 7 years old in New Jersey
Megan Kanka, abducted, raped and murdered at 7 years old in New Jersey
Mugshot of Bruno Hauptmann, accused kidnapper of Charles Lindbergh
Mugshot of Bruno Hauptmann, accused kidnapper of Charles Lindbergh
President George W. Bush greets Elizabeth Smart and her mother Lois in the White House at the signing of the Protect Act (April 2003)
President George W. Bush greets Elizabeth Smart and her mother Lois in the White House at the signing of the Protect Act (April 2003)

Source: Public Domain-U.S. Government

Rapper Bizzy Bone (Byron McCane II) in 2009. He was abducted by his steptafther in 1981 and held for two years. Since, he has appeared with John Walsh supporting abducted children
Rapper Bizzy Bone (Byron McCane II) in 2009. He was abducted by his steptafther in 1981 and held for two years. Since, he has appeared with John Walsh supporting abducted children

Source: Scott Dudelson, Creative Commons 3

Robert Emanuel "Bobby" Franks (September 19, 1909-May 21, 1924), 14 year old murder victim
Robert Emanuel "Bobby" Franks (September 19, 1909-May 21, 1924), 14 year old murder victim

Source: Public Domain

 

Samantha Runnion, kidnap and murder victim from Stanton, CA in 2002
Samantha Runnion, kidnap and murder victim from Stanton, CA in 2002

Source: Fair Use, no other image available, from OC Register

Sheet music for "Bring Back Our Darling," a song about the Charley Ross kidnapping, by Dexter Smith and W.H. Brockway, 1875. The popular song was an early example of the ever-growing American fascination with stranger abduction.
Sheet music for "Bring Back Our Darling," a song about the Charley Ross kidnapping, by Dexter Smith and W.H. Brockway, 1875. The popular song was an early example of the ever-growing American fascination with stranger abduction.

Source: Public Domain-copyright expired

Sign in Wapello, Iowa put up in reaction to Megan's Law.
Sign in Wapello, Iowa put up in reaction to Megan's Law.

Source: Creative Commons (Bill Whittaker)

Wanted Poster looking for the Charles Lindbergh kidnapper, 1932
Wanted Poster looking for the Charles Lindbergh kidnapper, 1932