Report from Chicago: MySpace Begins AMBER ALERT Notices on Member Home Pages

MySpace has begun posting alerts on member home pages. The home page is the private page where members get their messages and click links to edit and update their friends and make bulletin board announcement pages, etc. There are reports that the notification started in January 2007, but this is the first AMBER ALERT on Myspace that The Cardinal has sighted.

A notice shows there is an AMBER ALERT with a link to expand to see the information in the upper left corner. Here is the first notice posted for the Chicago Area:

ATTENTION: There is an Amber Alert in your area.
Please CLICK HERE (link removed because you are seeing the expanded info) to find out more information.

Missing From: 1839 N Richmond, Chicago, IL
Missing Date: 4/18/2008 12:00 AM

Contact: Chicago Police Department
312-746-8282
Circumstances: At the request of the Chicago pd, the Illinois emergency alert system is activated for an Amber Alert. Three children were abducted from 1839 N. Richmond, Chicago on April 18th,2008 at 2:30pm.
Missing Child

Name: Karla Casanova
Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White/Hispanic Age: 7YO
Height: 4FT1 Weight: 75LBS
Gender: Female
Name: Fernando Casanova
Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White/Hispanic Age: 11YO
Height: 5FT Weight: 130LBS
Gender: Male
Name: Oscar Casanova
Hair Color: Dark Brown Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White/Hispanic Age: 6YO
Height: 4FT Weight: 60LBS
Gender: Male

Suspect

Name: Benito O Casanova
Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White/Hispanic Age: 32YO
Height: 6FT1 Weight: 230LBS
Gender: Male

Vehicle Information

Make: Dodge Model: Dakota
Color: Silver/Gray
License State: IL License Text: 86196HB
Vehicle: 4Door
Description: One license plate missing