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Silver Alert canceled for missing Columbus teen

The statewide Silver Alert for 14-year-old Asa Watts was canceled early Sunday.
Credit: Indiana State Police
Asa Watts

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A Statewide Silver Alert was canceled for a 14-year-old girl from south central Indiana.

The Columbus Police Department had been looking for Asa Watts, who had last been seen Friday.

The Silver Alert was canceled early Sunday morning. Additional information on the cancelation was not immediately available.

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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