AMBER Alert: Tennessee
Last updated: May 10, 2011
An AMBER Alert has been issued in Tennessee for 4-month-old Zaylee Grace Fryar.
Cops say Zaylee was last known to be with her mother, Shauna Marie Fryar.
Investigators confirmed the identity of a woman recovered deceased in Davidson County as Shauna, and now need your help in finding Zaylee.
Learn more about Zaylee Fryar's case »
What is an Amber Alert?
The AMBER Plan is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies and broadcasters to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases.
Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to air a description of the abducted child and suspected abductor and enlist the help of an entire community to assist in the search.
This is the same concept used during severe weather emergencies.
Why Was the AMBER Plan Created?
The AMBER Plan was created in 1997 following the abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. Residents contacted radio stations in the Dallas area and suggested they broadcast special "alerts" over the airwaves so that they could help prevent such incidents in the future.