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Silver Alert canceled for woman reported missing from Hammond

Michelle Delane was last seen on Monday, July 18 at 5:58 p.m.
Credit: Indiana State Police
Michelle Delane

HAMMOND, Ind. — Police have canceled a statewide Silver Alert for a woman reported missing from Hammond.

The Hammond Police Department was investigating the disappearance of Michelle Delane, 52.

Delane was missing from Hammond and was last seen on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 5:58 p.m.

At the time the alert was issued, Indiana State Police said she was believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.

The alert was canceled Tuesday, Aug. 9. Police didn't give details on if she was found safe. 

AMBER 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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