Texas Unveils New Missing Person Alert for Adults 18 to 65
There are missing person alerts for the very young and the elderly. Now, there is an alert for the rest of us. The new CLEAR alert will help law enforcement get the word out about missing people between the ages of 18 and 65 who are believed to be in immediate danger of injury or death. The name of the new CLEAR Alert in part honors recent victims of violence: Cayley Mandadi; D’Lisa Kelley; Erin Castro; Ashanti Billie; and the Rest.
The alert will be issued to the public by DPS if an adult in Texas goes missing and meets specific criteria, including:
1.The individual is between the ages of 18 and 65
2.The adult is either in imminent danger of bodily injury or death, or the disappearance wasn’t voluntary;
3.The person’s location is unknown; and
4.The person has been missing for less than 72 hours.
The system will be managed by DPS and will be issued in the same manner as the AMBER, Silver, Blue and Endangered Missing Persons alerts. The CLEAR Alert was signed into law by Gov. Abbott in May and goes into effect on September first.