Emily Barger, a 14-year-old girl from Georgetown, Indiana, who was reported missing on Monday, March 6, has been found safe and sound, according to an update posted by the Floyd County Sheriff’s office on Facebook.
Who is Emily Barger? Silver Alert Issued for Missing Indiana Teen
Police officials announced on Wednesday, March 8, that she had been located in Attica, Indiana, approximately three hours away from her family home.
Emily’s father, Shawn Barger, reported her missing after her bed was found empty on Monday morning, March 6.
Emily’s phone was left at home, leading her father to believe that she was with a man who possibly drives a red truck.
Police issued a Silver Alert and originally believed that she was in “extreme danger.” The Floyd County Sheriff’s office released a statement saying that “an investigation is ongoing.”
Silver Alerts are issued in the state of Indiana for missing and endangered adults, children, or people at high risk or with a cognitive disability.
A detailed description of the person is also required for Silver Alert broadcasts. Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine told the IndyStar: “The danger that somebody could be facing in a Silver Alert could be that they need medication or they need medical treatment, maybe not in danger of violence. Typically in an Amber Alert, the danger is violence.”
Fortunately, Emily Barger was found and the Silver Alert was canceled. It is still unknown where she has been or who she was with. Police have not released any further information on the matter.