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Silver Alert canceled for Michigan man found safe in Indiana

Vance Beasley was reported missing from Fort Wayne on Aug. 3.
Credit: Beasley Family
A statewide Silver Alert was canceled Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 after Vance Beasley was found safe.

INDIANAPOLIS — Police have canceled a statewide Silver Alert for a man reported missing from Michigan, but last seen in Indiana.

The Lansing Police Department was investigating the disappearance of Vance Beasley. He was last seen in Fort Wayne on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022 at 11:41 a.m. 

On Thursday, Aug. 18, Michigan State Police confirmed to 13News that Beasley was found in Indiana and is 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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