- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico lawmaker is proposing legislation that would create a notification system for law enforcement when a person with severe physical, mental or developmental disabilities goes missing.

Sen. Jacob Candelaria introduced the Brittany Alert legislation on Tuesday.

The Albuquerque Democrat says he named the legislation after Brittany Redford-Gonzales, a developmentally disabled 25-year-old woman who disappeared for nearly three weeks. She was finally found 200 miles from home.

Candelaria says the woman’s family had significant difficulty in attracting attention to her disappearance in the absence of a statewide alert system.

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