Virginia

"Not a Runaway Inc." aims to change Amber Alert system

Alexandria, Va. - It's been almost seven months since 16-year old Johlie Moussa was found dead in a park after she disappeared from her home. Now her family is fighting to change state laws to help other families find their loved ones before it's too late. 

Moussa's aunt, Veronica Eyenga, says Johlie did not qualify for the amber alert system because she left her home and there was no proof of immediate danger. That is why Eyenga started Not a Runaway Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on pushing for alerts to be sent in more missing children cases.

"The amber alert system was built or created after a child was violently abducted so unless a violent abduction is witnessed, there is no amber alert....that's the bottom line," Eyenga said. "The whole purpose of the organization is to really help shine light on all missing children. In spite of why they went missing all children need to be aggressively searched for," she added.

Eyenga is working on a bill that she hopes will be introduced to the house to change the amber alert system. 


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