Indiana: Family Questions Silver Alert Criteria
Silver Alert criteria vary from state to state. This sometimes leads to confusion about whether or not to issue a Silver Alert for a missing person.
From the article on WTHI-TV:
A man’s family wants answers from authorities after reporting him missing on Friday, September 28.
56-year-old David Schroeder of Clay County, Indiana has been missing for three days.
His family wonders why authorities haven’t issued a Silver Alert for the missing man.
Activation in Silver Alerts vary from state to state. Some states limit alerts to people over a certain age or with mental disabilities.
Indiana’s criteria includes the following: the person must be over the age of 18 and police have to determine whether the person missing is in immediate danger.