Silver Alert issued in search of missing Muncie teenager
Haylee Cummings, 16, was last seen Jan. 19 in Delaware County.
MUNCIE, Ind. – Authorities have issued a silver alert in the search for a missing teenager in Muncie.
Police are investigating the disappearance of 16-year-old Haylee Cummings.
Haylee is 5-foot-4, weighs 145 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pastel multicolored sweater, black leggings and gray and white shoes.
She is believed to be in a gold GMC Sonoma extended cab truck with Georgia plates, numbers unknown.
Haylee is missing from Muncie and was last seen Wednesday, January 19 at 7:15 a.m. She is believed to be in extreme danger and may need medical assistance.
If you have any information, contact the Muncie Police Department at 765-716-9852 or 911.
Amber Alert vs. Silver Alert: What’s the difference?
There are specific standards that a missing person must meet in order for the police to declare an Amber Alert or a Silver Alert.
Amber Alerts are for children under the age of 18 who may have been abducted and in danger. The 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 persons. It was only last year that the Silver Alerts standards were expanded to include children.
In both cases, these alerts must be issued by the police.