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Silver Alert Success Story: 14-Year-Old Indiana Teen Found In Tennessee

On May 16, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 14-year-old Shayden Howard. Howard went missing in Garrett, Indiana and was safe 500 miles away in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

According to the news story on WTVB:

A 14 year old boy from Garrett, Indiana, who has been missing for over two weeks was found safe Tuesday night in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Indiana State Police say Shayden D. Howard was reported missing to the Garrett Police Department by his parents on May sixth. A Silver Alert was issued by Indiana authorities last Thursday.

Additional information led investigators to believe Howard might be in the company of 36 year old Larry E. Taylor of Garrett, although their whereabouts were still unknown.


Silver Alert Success Story: 79-Year-Old Indiana Man Found In Kentucky

On February 18, 2019, a Silver Alert issued for 79-year-old David Harden. Harden went miss went missing in Corydon, Indiana, and was found safe 25 miles away in Louisville, Kentucky.

According to the news story on WHTR-TV:

Police have canceled a Silver Alert after finding a 79-year-old from Corydon.

Authorities found David Harden safe in Louisville Monday morning around 11 a.m. after a Silver Alert was initially issued at 8:30 a.m.

Harden had last been seen wearing a camouflage jacket, dark sweatsuit and slippers, driving a red Chevrolet Venture minivan with Indiana license place D185JE.

Harden is from Corydon, 132 miles south of Indianapolis. Prior to Monday morning, he was last seen Sunday at 8 p.m. and was believed to be in extreme danger.


New Indiana Law Expands Silver Alert

Governor Eric Holcomb on Monday at the Statehouse ceremonially signed State Rep. Sharon Negele’s (R-Attica) legislation into law expanding Silver Alerts to include missing children with disabilities.

Silver Alerts are issued by law enforcement and voluntarily broadcast by TV and radio stations when an adult with disabilities has wandered from their caregiver and is unlikely to return home without assistance. This new law authored by Negele expands the alert to include missing children with mental or physical disabilities.

“Our current emergency alert system does not cover missing children with disabilities,” Negele said. “To close the existing gap and ensure the public is notified in a timely manner, children with disabilities will be included in the Silver Alert system. Our goal is to bring more missing children home quickly and safely.”
Read more about this story at the Crawfordsville Journal-Review.