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ISP locates missing La Porte woman

Shari Diaz, 53, was reported found on Jan. 24 and is safe.
Credit: Indiana State Police
Shari Diaz

LAPORTE, Ind. — Indiana State Police said a La Porte woman, missing for two weeks, was found safe.

Shari Diaz, 53, had been reported missing after she was last seen in Tippecanoe County on Jan. 6.

ISP put out an advisory on Friday, Jan. 21 asking for help in locating Diaz. 

Monday morning, an update was released saying Diaz had been located safe and that investigators had spoken with her.

Amber Alerts vs. Silver Alerts: 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.