‘‘The Amber Alert should work for any missing child,’’ Felix DeJesus said then. ‘‘It doesn’t have to be an abduction. Whether it’s an abduction or a runaway, a child needs to be found. We need to change this law.’’
Cleveland police said then that the alerts must be reserved for cases in which danger is imminent and the public can be of help in locating the suspect and child.
Associated Press writer Kantele Franko in Columbus contributed to this report.