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Amber Alerts, social media 'keyboard crime fighters' aided search for abducted girl
Amber Alerts, social media 'keyboard crime fighters' aided search for abducted girl

Police and relatives of abducted girl Caitlyn Virts credited the use of the Amber Alert system and the quick, eager fingers of social media users with helping authorities find the 11-year-old in Florence, S.C., on Friday. Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson said at a news conference Saturday that police now have powerful tools to quickly alert large numbers of people about missing children — and dubbed people who see notifications and feed tips to police "keyboard crime fighters." Daniel Wallace, Virts' grandfather, had a simple message for those who kept a lookout and followed the case on their computers: "Thank them for everything they've...

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