Missing LaPorte County teen found safe

17-year-old Lauren Schmidt is missing from LaPorte County.
17-year-old Lauren Schmidt is missing from LaPorte County.(WNDU)
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 10:26 PM EDT
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MILL CREEK, Ind. (WNDU) - The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed with 16 News Now that 17-year-old Lauren Schmidt has been found safe.

A statewide Silver Alert was issued for Schmidt around 10 p.m. Monday and was canceled around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of a missing girl.

Lauren Schmidt is 17-years-old from Mill Creek. She is 5′4″, 120 lbs., and has brown/blond hair with blue eyes. Lauren was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.

Lauren was last seen on Sept. 22, at 4:00 p.m. She is believed to be in danger.

If you have any information on Lauren Schmidt, contact the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office at 219-326-7700 or 911.