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Silver Alert for missing southern Indiana woman canceled

The statewide Silver Alert for Patricia Ison was issued just after midnight, then canceled around 4 a.m. Monday.
Credit: Indiana State Police

MADISON, Ind. — A statewide Silver Alert for a woman missing from southern Indiana was canceled early Monday morning.

The Madison Police Department had been investigating the disappearance of 79-year-old Patricia Ison, who had last been seen in Madison early afternoon on Sunday, Aug. 14.  A Silver Alert was issued shortly after 12 a.m. Monday and canceled roughly four hours later.

No additional information on 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.

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