Authorities got a tip on the whereabouts of Charlotte Cantrell and were able to find her quickly by acting on it. Others, like Olivia Lacy who was featured just last night, turn themselves in.
Major Ward Calhoun of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, says getting the word out, with names and photographs, enables law enforcement to target its resources elsewhere. He adds that people who respond to requests for information are community-minded and some don't even want the reward.
Calhoun says even tips that don't pan out immediately may pay off later as investigations continue.
Crime Net involves agencies all around Lauderdale County and ties them together with a common goal and enhances the resources of each.
The statewide Crimestoppers number is 1-888-827-4637.