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Statewide Silver Alert canceled for missing Fort Wayne woman

The Fort Wayne Police Department was looking for Janice Kruger, a 72-year-old white female.
Credit: Ft. Wayne P.D.
A Silver Alert from Ft. Wayne Police issued Sunday, May 15, 2022 for Janice Kruger was canceled after she was located safe.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A Statewide Silver Alert has been canceled for a woman who went missing from Ft. Wayne on Sunday.

The Fort Wayne Police Department said Janice Kruger, a 72-year-old white female who went missing Sunday morning, was found safe early Sunday afternoon.


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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