Police React To Ohio Kidnapping
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FOND DU LAC- Wisconsin law enforcement officers are reacting to the "Miracle in Ohio." They say the public could be their biggest help in cases like this.
Lt. Cameron McGee of the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office says missing children cases are often solved with a tip.
"Sometimes people are relucarnat to call police, call, that could be the big clue we are looking for," Lt. McGee said.
Police say what happened in Ohio is rarely how missing persons cases end up. But it does give investigators and families hope that a missing person can make it home.
Jay Breyer is a missing persons advocate with Mission Home in Grand Chute. He says it's vital to keep hope alive.
"The case of these girls and like many of our cases these people are out there being held, confined they are missing and they have a hope and they have a belief people are looking for them," Breyer said.
Lt. McGee says the vast majority of children who wander off are found within a few hours.
But abductions are a different story. Investigators still get tips regarding Robert Joseph Fritz. Police say he was abducted from Campbellsport in 1983..
According to the Department of Justice, there are 46 active unsolved missing persons cases in the state dating back to 1949.