(KMOV) -- The local FBI office's experience in previous abduction cases helped in getting Alisa Maier home safely.
The FBI learned a lot from cases like Ben Ownby, Shawn Hornbeck and Abbey Woods. Special agent Roland Corvington said several roles were already designated and awareness for local police was much more heightened.
The region's success is unusual. Only about 115 cases of "stranger" abductions are seen each year, and about 40 percent of the time the children are killed, usually within the first three hours.
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