June 9, 1995
Morgan Chauntel Nick, a six-year-old girl, was presumably abducted from a parking lot in Alma (Crawford County). The fruitless effort to locate her led to her mother Colleen’s establishment of the Morgan Nick Foundation in 1996 in an effort to prevent abductions and to help families of other missing children. The Morgan Nick Alert is the Arkansas affiliate of the Amber Alert Program, an acronym for the “America’s Missing Broadcast Emergency Response” administered under the auspices of the Department of Justice. The program attempts to marshal the forces of all levels of law enforcement agencies and to engage the services of local radio, television stations, and other media.