UPDATE: Silver Alert fo Missing Indiana Teen Emily Barger Has Been Cancelled
According to the Indiana State Police the Silver Alert that had been previously issued for 14-year-old Emily Barger has been cancelled.
Silver Alert 022-2023 issued on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, on Emily Barger has been cancelled as of Wednesday, March 8, 2023. For more information on this cancellation, please contact the Floyd County Sheriff's Department at 812-948-5400
An Indiana Silver Alert has been issued for an Indiana teen believed to be in "extreme danger."
Missing Georgetown Teen
According to a Silver Alert issued by the Indiana State Police, the Floyd County, Indiana Sheriff's Department is investigating the disappearance of a 14-year-old Georgetown, Indiana girl.
Emily Barger is five feet tall and weighs 85 pounds. She has been described as having blond hair and blue eyes. It is not known what Emily was wearing at the time of her disappearance.
The missing 14-year-old was last seen on Monday, March 6, 2023, at 1 pm. Police say that Emily is believed to be in "extreme danger."
Do You Have Information About Emily Barger?
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Emily Barger, you are asked to contact the Floyd County Sheriff's Department by calling 812-948-5400 or call 911.
How Many Children Missing in the United States
According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Department, in 2021, more than 300,000 reports were filed for missing persons and 32 percent of those were youth. The organization says that Amber Alerts have resulted in the recovery of more than 1,100 children.
As of January 2, 2023, 1,127 children were successfully recovered through the AMBER Alert system and 131 children were rescued because of wireless emergency alerts. There are 82 AMBER Alert plans throughout the United States.
Difference Between an Amber Alert & a Silver Alert
Amber Alerts and Silver Alerts are both used to share information about a missing person, but what's the difference? In Indiana, both an Amber Alert and a Silver Alert can be used for a missing child. However, an Amber Alert is used when it is believed the child has been abducted and authorities must include details about a potential suspect and a vehicle. A Silver Alert is issued for both adults and children who are believed to be missing or endangered.