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Published on April 15, 2024
Relief in Waco as Amber Alert for 12-Year-Old Sage Hunter Is Canceled Following Her Safe RecoverySource: Texas Department of Public Safety

An urgent Amber Alert issued early Saturday for Sage Hunter, a 12-year-old girl reported missing from Waco, Texas, has been called off. The initial alert by the Texas State Technical College Police Department set off a widespread search, detailing that the child was last seen at 10:30 a.m. on the 90 block of Bolling Drive, information confirmed by Star-Telegram. Hunter, described as a 5-foot-4 white female weighing about 150 pounds with brown hair and blond highlights, brown eyes, had sparked concerns for her safety.

When she disappeared, she was seen dressed in a white t-shirt, a bathing suit halter top, and sweatpants, raising immediate concern for her well-being as local authorities believed her to be in potential grave or immediate danger however the specific circumstances around her disappearance were not detailed by officials at the time. The Texas State Technical College Police had urged anyone with information about Hunter's whereabouts to contact them immediately at 254-867-3690, as reported by FOX San Antonio.

The circumstances of Sage Hunter's recovery have not been fully disclosed by authorities, but the cancellation of the Amber Alert has come as a relief to those who followed her story. Community members and online spectators had quickly spread the word in hopes of locating the young girl, demonstrating the power of collective action in the face of potential tragedy.

This incident once again highlights the Amber Alert system's critical role in mobilizing public attention and assistance during child abduction cases, and this scenario reinforces that the system can help to ensure a child’s rapid return to safety, despite the tension and fear it can induce in a community set on edge by the prospect of harm to one of its own. For now, Sage Hunter's return marks the end of a short, stressful saga for the residents of Waco, and serves as a reminder of the vigilance needed to protect the youngest and most vulnerable in our society.