Local & Regional
3:27 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Amber Alert Was A Hoax

Stillwater, OK – The sister of the missing girl says she made up the story to cover for her sister who apparently ran-away from home.

Below is the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety dispatch canceling the alert:


MSG NR: 94440 ORI: OKOHP1700 DATE: 07-22-09

TO: ALL AGENCIES

REF: ****CANCEL AMBER ALERT****AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR MYCAH MICHELLE JAMES HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

AUTH: GENE THAXTON, AMBER ALERT DIRECTOR
OPER: L. BYRD

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LETS 00033 13:47:07 MRI 091746
DPS4 00048 13:47:07 07/22/2009

STIL 00035 13:46:17 MRI 091615
LETS 00133 13:46:17 07/22/2009

TO: OKLAHOMA DPS
FROM: STILLWATER PD
REF: ****CANCEL AMBER ALERT****

AUTHORITY SPD CAPTAIN RYAN MCCAGHREN PLEASE CANCEL THE AMBER ALERT ON MYCAH MICHELLE JAMES 08/22/1996. SHE IS NOW BEING CONSIDERED AS A VOLUNTARY RUNAWAY. SHE HAD HER 10 YR OLD SISTER FABRICATE THE KIDNAPPING STORY TO COVER FOR HER. GENE THAXTON IS AWARE OF THIS VIA PHONE CALL.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ASSISTANCE!


PD STILLWATER AUTH: CAPT MCCAGHREN #5 OPER: PORTER S86