United in tragedy, two fathers push for changes to Amber Alert system

By Abigail E. Shaw, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Jim Wood and Markus Owens sat side-by-side in a House hearing room Monday.
Wood’s son, Craig, killed Owens’ 10-year-old daughter, Hailey, five years ago. On Monday, the two fathers were united in their message to Missouri lawmakers: A better Amber Alert system could perhaps have saved both of their children.

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