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Silver Alert canceled for 12-year-old boy from north central Indiana

The Silver Alert was canceled May 31 for Joseph Juday. He had been missing since May 28.

WALTON, Indiana — A statewide Silver Alert has been canceled for a 12-year-old boy from north central Indiana. 

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the disappearance of Joseph Juday.

He was reported missing after having last been seen on May 28. Police were concerned Juday could have been in extreme danger or requiring medical assistance.

The Silver Alert for him was canceled after Juday was located safe.

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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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