Untrafficked, Veterans for Child Rescue and Texas Counter-Trafficking Initiative collaborated, forming a multilateral operation to provide assistance ….
— Edmonton Police Service
EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, July 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Untrafficked (Dallas, TX), Veterans for Child Rescue (V4CR) (Tucson, AZ) and Texas Counter-Trafficking Initiative (TxCTI) (Houston, TX) collaborated, forming a multilateral operation to provide assistance to the missing person case of Lila Smith.
On June 24, 2022, Lila Smith went missing in Edmonton, Alberta. On June 28, 2022, V4CR was contacted regarding the missing person’s case. Untrafficked and V4CR conducted a joint operation in order to worked diligently to push information about the Lila on social media platforms and in a press release. Contact was made to close family members regarding the case details. Untrafficked and V4CR understands the importance of working directly with law enforcement in these types of operations. On July 2, 2022, Lila Smith was found in a hotel in Oregon City, Oregon.
According to the FBI, 41-year-old Noah Madrano was arrested and is currently being held on state charges. More charges against him may follow as the investigation continues.
Edmonton police released a statement writing that Smith and Madrano may have connected online. “This and many other details are still to be confirmed as multiple agencies continue with their investigations,” the department wrote.
According to police in Edmonton, several agencies were involved in the investigation including specialized Edmonton Police Service units, as well as, ALERT (Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams), Northern Alberta ICE Unit, RCMP, Abbotsford Police, US Customs and Border Patrol, CBSA, Gladstone Police, Oregon City Police, and the FBI.
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