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Silver Alert for missing Hammond man canceled

Augusto Echevarria. (Provided Photo/ISP)

UPDATE: A Silver Alert for Augusto Echevarria was canceled around 6:49 p.m. Sunday, state police said.

HAMMOND, Ind. (WISH) — A statewide Silver Alert was issued Saturday night for an 81-year-old man missing from Hammond and believe to be in extreme danger or to require medical assistance.

Augusto Echevarria was last seen Friday and is described as 5-feet-6 and 230 pounds with gray-and black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen driving a white Kia Soul with an Indiana plate of 561TMA and wearing a faded yellow shirt, a white towel around his neck, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information about Echevarria’s location is asked to call the Hammond Police Department at 219-852-2917 or dial 911.


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