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Silver Alert issued for missing Merrillville man

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana State Police on Thursday issued a statewide Silver Alert for  a missing Merrillville man. 

Police said 61-year-old George Jakes was last seen Wednesday night around 7:00. Merrillville is about 140 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

Jakes is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and 300 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He may be wearing glasses and driving a bright green 2015 Kia Soul with Illinois plate S830770.

Police said Jakes is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. 

If you see Jakes or if you know where he is you are asked to call the Merrillville Police Department at 219-660-0028.

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