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Silver Alert canceled for teen missing from LaPorte County

The Silver Alert for Lauren Schmidt was canceled around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Credit: Indiana State Police

MILL CREEK, Ind. — A Silver Alert for a teen missing from northern Indiana was canceled Tuesday morning.

The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department had been investigating the disappearance of 17-year-old Lauren Schmidt.

A statewide Silver Alert was issued for Schmidt around 10 p.m. Sept. 26 and canceled around 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27.

No further information was immediately 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.                 

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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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