INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Indianapolis are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a toddler who has been reported missing in Oklahoma.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is assisting police in Seminole County, Oklahoma, in their search for 2-year-old Oaklee Snow, who may be in the Indianapolis area.
Oaklee was last seen in Cromwell, Oklahoma, on Thursday, January 19, 2023, and police believe she traveled to Indianapolis with her mother, Madison Marshall.
If you see Oaklee or Madison, call 911 right away. You can also call the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 317-327-6160 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.
What is the difference between an Amber Alert and a Silver Alert?
A person’s disappearance must meet certain criteria before police can issue an Amber Alert or a Silver Alert.
Amber Alerts are issued when children under the age of 18 are believed to be abducted and in danger. To issue an Amber Alert, police must also have information about a suspect and their vehicle.
Silver Alerts are issued in the case of missing or endangered adults or children. They are much more common in the case of missing people. It wasn’t until last year that the Silver Alert standards were expanded to include children.
These alerts must be issued by police in both cases.