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Greene County sheriff: Missing 12-year-old girl located

Around 6 a.m. on Friday, the sheriff's department said Jenny Chaney had been located.
Credit: Greene County Sheriff's Department
Jenny Chaney

LYONS, Ind. — Police in Greene County said a missing 12-year-old girl has been located.

The Greene County Sheriff's Department had been looking for Jenny Chaney, who left her home in the town of Lyons around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.

Around 6 a.m. on Friday, the sheriff's department said she had been located. No other information was provided.

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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