A Dutch AMBER Alert was issued on April 26th 2014, after there was great suspicion a mother was abducted with her two young children. Their family members were desperate and insecure about their well-being. The children’s uncle: “It’s a horrendous feeling. Absolutely horrendous”. Another uncle continues: “I haven’t slept all night. We ask everyone who has seen something, to inform the police.”
The AMBER Alert reached 12 million Dutch citizens.
In The Hague, the Netherlands, the car of a 24-year old mother was found under suspicious circumstances. There was no trace of the mother and her 2-year old daughter and 4-months old son. Following the AMBER Alert the mother reported herself at the police. In hindsight, it appears there was no abduction.