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Police cancel Silver Alert issued for missing Scott County teen

The Scott County Sheriff's Department had been looking a girl, 16, who was last seen in Scottsburg on Saturday.
Credit: Photo provided to police
Marley Richie

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind. — Police have canceled the Silver Alert which had been issued in the search for a missing southern Indiana teen.

An alert sent Wednesday evening said 16-year-old Marley Richie had been found and was safe.

Silver Alert Declared by the Scott County Sheriffs’ Office – Seeks Publics Help in Finding Missing 16 Year Old from...

Posted by Scott County Indiana Sheriff's Office on Sunday, June 26, 2022

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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