After 25 years police release new photos of Amber Hagerman murder hoping to find the killer


ARLINGTON, Texas-It’s been 25 years since 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas. This case shook the nation and brought about a change in how authorities search for abducted children.

After four days, Hagerman’s body was found. The Arlington Police say, she was grabbed off of her pink bicycle in a parking lot and her killer was never found. On January 3rd, 1996, a news conference was held to honor Amber’s legacy. Then her murder inspired the creation of Amber Alerts throughout the nation.

To date, Amber Alerts have helped to safely recover 1,029 abducted children. Arlington Police says these alerts are also a reminder to assure Amber’s family and the public that they haven’t stopped looking for Amber’s killer.

“I implore the media and public to ensure the focus on this 25th anniversary of Amber’s kidnapping remains on finding the killer and bringing him to justice. “I miss her every day. I want to know why her – she was just a little girl,” she said, then addressed the killer: “Please turn yourself in,” said Donna Williams, Amber’s mother.

The Arlington Police is hoping that the new technology will help find the killer and they are submitting the small sample of DNA they collected. The Police are asking for the public’s help, and they will offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Here’s the number to the tipline: (817) 575-8823. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-TIPS (8477).

Police released photos taken of the creek where Amber’s body was found, hoping someone will remember something and come forward.