Wisconsin Amber Alert

The AMBER Alert System began in 1996 when Dallas-Fort Worth broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. AMBER stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnaped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and then brutally murdered. Other states and communities soon set up their own AMBER plans as the idea was adopted across the nation.
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Amber Alert Issued for 3 Wisconsin Children

Posted: Monday July 5, 2010 2:52 PM CT

The State of Wisconsin issued the Amber Alert Monday afternoon (07-05) after the children and the suspect were discovered missing following a fire investigation at their home in Milwaukee early Monday morning. The children are considered to be in extreme danger.

Katera Thicklen, a Black female, 4 years old, 3' 6", 45 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a purple shirt and purple pants.

Jaleiah Thicklen, a Black female, 7 years old, 4', 70 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a blue jean skirt.

Javious Thicklen, a Black male, 9 years old, 4', 70 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve brown tshirt.

The suspect is Lavetta Smith, a Black female, 34 years old, 5' 4" weighing 225 pounds with brown eyes. Her head is shaved but she wears a long curly black wig. She was last seen wearing a leopard shirt, beige pants and black sandals.

The suspect vehicle is a dark purple 1996 Ford Taurus with Wisconsin tag number 234-GXG.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7402 or dial 911.
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The State of Wisconsin canceled the Amber Alert Monday afternoon (07-05) after the children were found safe in Kenosha County and the suspect taken into custody. No further information is available at this time.

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