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Fishers police report missing woman has been located

Kristen Geerken was reported missing Saturday, June 4, 2022.
Credit: Fishers Police
Kristen Geerken

FISHERS, Ind. — Police in Fishers reported Sunday that a woman who went missing early Saturday was located.

Kristen Geerken was last seen early Saturday, June 4, 2022, near her home on Youngwood Lane, which is near 141st Street and Cumberland Road.

Police said Geerken, who is 42 years old, was found "safe and unharmed."

Amber Alert vs. Silver Alert: What's the difference?            

There are specific standards a person's disappearance must meet in order for police to declare an Amber Alert or a Silver Alert.                                        

Amber Alerts are for children under the age of 18 who are believed to have been abducted and in danger. Police also need to have information about a suspect and their car to issue an Amber Alert.                                       

Silver Alerts are for missing and endangered adults or children. They are much more common for missing people. It was not until last year when the standards for Silver Alerts were expanded to include children.      

In both situations, these alerts must be issued by police.

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