AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department said Friday officers found a man at the center of a Clear Alert who had been missing since March 30.
APD was worried about the man due to his medical condition. APD said the man is safe now.
Clear Alerts, an acronym for Coordinated Law Enforcement Adult Rescue, were created in 2019 to bridge the gap between Amber Alerts, used to help located abducted children, and Silver Alerts to help find missing senior citizens.
In order to issue a Clear Alert, the following criteria must be met, according to DPS:
- The person who is missing is between the ages of 18 and 64
- A preliminary investigation verified that the adult is in imminent danger of bodily injury or death OR the adult’s disappearance is involuntary, such as an abduction or kidnapping
- The request must come within 72 hours of the adult’s disappearance
- Sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public to help locate the adult, a suspect or vehicle used in the incident