as soon as a kid turns into a teen, don't think for one second that they are all grown up and can look after themselves. even if you believe you live in the "safest" area, you have to keep a close eye on everyone. if need be, suspect everyone, carry pepper spray and hope for the best =/
kidnapping in america is just awful, because you can expect the unexpected. really, no matter how much money and info you give to the goverment etc, it wont solve the hundred other kidnapping cases cause heck, america is one hell of a big place and unless you solve something A.S.A.P, well. if you know a child has been missing for just even over an hour or two, you should call the police not wait till 3 days after.
"oh, my kid aint been home for 1 day. i'll wait it out another day, see if he/she comes back" wrong choice.
yeh kekkei, young kids roaming the streets at night is like winning the lottery for them.
perhaps kids should get some training as to how to "act" with such vile people, as they do with fire escape practices and stuff. (would it make a diff?)
-Avoid dressing your children in clothing with their names on it - children tend to trust adults who know their names.
seriously, what idiot would put their child's name on the child's clothes. if parents don't have common sense these days, they are as much to blame as are the kidnappers, as shin said.
well, just hope she returns safely sheik. heads will roll when that 'napper is caught.