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October 3, 2012

Indiana: Family Questions Silver Alert Criteria

by silveralertbill

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.

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