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Tight Amber Alert Rules Mean None Sent For Missing Las Vegas Boy

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police did not issue an Amber Alert for a missing 2-year-old who was later found dead because they did not have any information on a possible suspect or a suspect vehicle as required by law.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the rules are restrictive to prevent overuse.

Amari Nicholson vanished May 5 from a Las Vegas apartment and was later found dead. He was found days later and his mother's boyfriend is charged with murder.

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Terrell Rhodes is due in court Monday. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer who could comment.