Pres. Trump signs Ashanti Alert Act into law

Ashanti Billie (Family Photo)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSET) -- President Trump has sign a new bill into law to keep your family members safe.

The president signed the Ashanti Alert Act, which is legislation that creates a new federal alert system for missing or endangered adults between the ages of 18 and 64.

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The law is named after Ashanti Bille, the 19-year-old was abducted in Norfolk in 2017.

Her body was discovered in North Carolina 11 days after she was reported missing.

When Ashanti was abducted, she was too old for an Amber Alert and too young for a Silver Alert.

The Ashanti Alert, like the other alert systems, would notify the public about missing or endangered adults through a national communications network to assist law enforcement in the search.

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