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16-year-old Morgan County boy found safe; Silver Alert canceled

The sheriff's department said Zeviah Harwell was last seen in Monrovia on June 9 at 11:52 a.m.
Credit: Indiana State Police
Zeviah Harwell

MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. — A Silver Alert for a missing 16-year-old boy from Morgan County has been canceled.

The sheriff's department said Zeviah Harwell was last seen in Monrovia on Thursday, June 9 at 11:52 a.m. A statewide Silver Alert was declared shortly after 4:30 p.m. on June 9 as police continued to search for Harwell.

The alert was canceled Thursday evening. The Morgan County sheriff tells 13News Harwell was found safe and was returned to his family.

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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