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Cell Track Law Aims To Thwart Deadlier Crimes

Jul 6, 2012
Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Missouri has a fresh law designed to help track crime victims from their cell phones.

A bi-state abduction and murder helped drive the legislation.

It took time to get permission to ping cell transmissions when Kelsey Smith went missing from the parking lot of an Overland Park, Kansas store five years ago.

 The 18 year old woman was dead in a Missouri field when her body was found days after her kidnapping.