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How did the amber alert get its name?

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It was named for nine year old Amber Hagerman who was abducted and murdered in 1996.

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The Amber Alert originated in the United States in 1996. AMBER is an acronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The alert was named after Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl abducted in Arlington, Texas in 1996.

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