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Amber Alert issued after FBI searches for missing Idaho teen

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AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts are used by local law enforcement to notify the public that someone has gone missing. Here’s what you need to know about what each color code means.
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AMBER, Blue and Silver Alerts are used by local law enforcement to notify the public that someone has gone missing. Here’s what you need to know about what each color code means.

UPDATE: The victim and suspect have been located safely. Read more here.







Police issued an Amber Alert on Monday because authorities believe an Idaho teenager was abducted from a Wendy’s parking lot in Jerome.

Sandra Rios-Chavez, 17, might have been forcibly kidnapped by Miguel Rodriguez-Perez, 18, around 6 p.m. Sunday evening, according to an Idaho State Police news release. She was taken from the Wendy’s parking lot at 2816 South Lincoln Ave. in Jerome, according to police.

Officials say they might be driving toward Las Vegas in a black 2015 Audi A4 with Idaho plate 2J 83179.

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Sandra Janet Rios-Chavez, 17, may have been forceably kidnapped by Miguel Rodriguez-Perez, 18, right, from the Wendy’s restaurant parking lot in Jerome on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Idaho State police

Rios-Chavez is described as Hispanic, with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 122 pounds. It is believed that she might be wearing her uniform issued by Wendy’s.

Rodriguez-Perez is described as Hispanic and also has black hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has tattoos on both his left and right arms, and it is not known what he is wearing.

If you have any information on their whereabouts, authorities ask you call the Jerome Police Department at 208-324-4328, or call 911.

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