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Police: Missing Indianapolis mother and 11-year-old daughter found safe

Police said Erica Rios and her daughter were last seen on Friday, May 20, 2022, but posted on June 10 that the pair was located.
Credit: IMPD
Erica Rios and her daughter, Angel Holmes

INDIANAPOLIS — Police in Indianapolis say a woman and her 11-year-old daughter who were reported missing last month have been found. 

According to IMPD, 43-year-old Erica N. Rios and her daughter, Angel Holmes, were last seen on Friday, May 20. Rios' car was spotted traveling west on Interstate 70 near SR 39 in Hendricks County the following day. Family and friends contacted police, concerned about their well-being.

On Friday, June 10, IMPD tweeted that the mother and daughter had been found and were safe. 

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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