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Pamela Foster speaks to reporters July 30, at Isleta Pueblo, N.M., where a training session is being held for tribes to implement their own Amber Alert systems. Foster's daughter Ashlynne Mike was 11 when she was kidnapped and killed in May 2016 after school near her home on the Navajo Nation. An Amber Alert wasn't issued for her until early the next morning. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)

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Despite a 2007 pilot project, it was not in place on the Navajo Nation when her daughter Ashlynne Mike was abducted near Shiprock, a town in northeast New Mexico. Her disappearance was a catalyst for the state to fully implement Amber Alerts.

By Mary Hudetz, Associated Press August 6, 2019