Legislators Work To Create New Missing Child Notification System

The recent murder of 10-year-old Lily Peters in Chippewa Falls has state legislators working on a way to better notify the public about missing children.

Amber Alerts have certain criteria usually for children that have been abducted. Lily’s case didn’t meet it. State Representatives Jesse James works as a police officer in the village of Cadott.

“Ultimately the goal is to look at legislation that could help in situations like this and hopefully get information out. But our law enforcement needs to do their due diligence first.”

He says a missing or injured child is one of the hardest things for a law enforcement officer or first responder to deal with. James says there will be a lot of stakeholders in the process of creating the legislation. Any bill would need to introduced in the next session since the legislature has already adjourned for this year.