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IMPD: Missing Indianapolis sisters located

"Detectives are appreciative to members of the community for their assistance in helping locate them," IMPD posted on social media.
Credit: IMPD
IMPD said on May 28 that Lauryn Elizabeth Nelson (left) and her 9-year-old sister, Xyla Samuel, had been located.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police said Saturday night that a missing 14-year-old girl and her little sister had been located.

Friday night, IMPD asked for the public's help locating Lauryn Elizabeth Nelson and her sister, Xyla Samuel, on May 27 at their home on the near south side of Indianapolis. 

Around 10 p.m. on May 28, police said the pair had been located.

"Detectives are appreciative to members of the community for their assistance in helping locate them," IMPD said in a tweet.

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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