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Missing Floyd County girl found safe in shed

Emily Barger was last seen in Georgetown, Indiana around 1 a.m. on Monday, March 6, according to the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.
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Emily Barger

GEORGETOWN, Ind. — A statewide Silver Alert for a 14-year-old girl missing from Floyd County has been canceled.

The Floyd County Sheriff's Department said Emily Barger has been found safe, though an investigation is ongoing in Attica, Indiana, in Fountain County. 

Barger was reported missing from Georgetown, Indiana around 1 a.m. on Monday, March 6.

The Attica Police Department said Barger was found in a shed behind a home in Attica. Police also located Terry Ross, whom they believe Barger was with, and arrested him for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The sheriff's department said local police will be in contact with the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office about possible charges.

The missing juvenile from Georgetown has been located and is safe. An investigation is ongoing in Attica, Indiana. ...

Posted by Floyd County Sheriff's Office - IN on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

"Throughout our investigation, it shows he might have been with her, just a person of interest to follow up on that lead. We need to talk to him and see what he has to say. Like numerous other people, we just follow those leads to hopefully get information to be able to locate her," Floyd County Sheriff Steve Bush told the Tribune-Star

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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