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Silver Alert canceled for teen missing from Allen County

Police are investigating the disappearance of Traysean Walker, 17.
Credit: Indiana State Police

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. — Police have canceled a Silver Alert in the search for a teenager missing from northeast Indiana.

The Allen County Police Department was investigating the disappearance of Traysean Walker, 17, from Fort Wayne on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022.

The Silver Alert was canceled Sunday morning.

Amber Alerts vs. Silver Alerts: 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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