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Silver Alert canceled for teen missing from Muncie

Haylee Cummings, 16, had last been seen Jan. 19 in Delaware County.
Credit: Indiana State Police
The Silver Alert for Haylee Cummings was canceled on Jan. 26.

MUNCIE, Ind. — A statewide Silver Alert for a teen missing from Muncie was canceled on Wednesday morning.

Police had been investigating the disappearance of 16-year-old Haylee Cummings, who was seen on Jan. 19 in Muncie.

No further information about the circumstances of the cancellation was 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.