UPDATE: Silver Alert cancelled for missing Merrillville man

George J. Jakes
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The Silver Alert issued for George J. Jakes has been cancelled as of Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 4:24 pm as requested by the investigating agency.

The Indiana State Police have issued a Silver Alert for a 61-year-old man missing from Merrillville.

Police are looking for George J. Jakes, who is 6 feet tall and weighs 300 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes, and police say he may be wearing glasses.

He is believed to be driving a bright green 2015 Kia Soul with Illinois license plate No. S830770.

Jakes was most recently seen Wednesday around 7 p.m., and officials say he "is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance."

Anyone with information that may help lead to Jakes being found is encouraged to contact the Merrillville Police Department at 219-660-0028 or 911.