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Silver Alert for missing Elkhart woman canceled

Alicia Delacruz was last seen shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, in Elkhart, Indiana. She has reportedly been found safe.
Credit: Indiana State Police

ELKHART, Ind. — A statewide Silver Alert has been canceled for a woman missing from northern Indiana.

The Elkhart Police Department had been searching for 26-year-old Alicia Delacruz and declared a Silver Alert in her disappearance early Monday. 

Late Monday night, the Silver Alert was canceled. According to WNDU-TV in South Bend, Delacruz has been found 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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