UPDATE: Vermillion County boy and mother found safe; Silver Alert canceled
VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind. – Police said the search for a missing 6-year-old Vermillion County boy ended with the boy and his mother both being found safe.
A statewide Silver Alert went into effect for Bryier Clark Fauquher Friday morning. The alert said he was last seen Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in Clinton, Indiana. At the time, police feared he was in extreme danger and possibly in need of medical assistance.
This was considered a Silver Alert because of a new law that went into effect on July 1. Because of the new law, missing children and teens that have a mental illness, intellectual disability or another physical or mental disability are now classified as Silver Alerts.
Those alerts can be issued for any missing child who is incapable of returning to their residence without assistance. There is no change to the current Amber Alert system for children who are believed to be abducted.
Police later said the boy’s mother, 32-year-old Amy Jones, was missing as well. Police suspected they were together. A Silver Alert wasn’t issued for Jones because investigators didn’t believe she was in danger.