GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico has volunteered to issue Amber Alerts for the Navajo Nation.
The Gallup Independent reports that under the proposed system, New Mexico would notify both Arizona and Utah if the tribe issues an Amber Alert. The New Mexico system would be in place while the Navajo Nation Alert System Task Force plans a 911 system for the tribe.
The task force was established in after residents raised concerns about the Amber Alert system after the May 2 disappearance of an 11-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother. The girl was found dead the next day. The boy returned to his family.