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Silver Alert issued canceled for missing 18-year-old Lake County man

Silver Alert Cancelled
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Posted at 1:24 PM, Jul 31, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-31 19:21:03-04

LAKE COUNTY — A Silver Alert issued for Alexander Hightower has been canceled as of July 31, 2023.

According to Lake County Sheriff's Office, he was found safely.

For more information on this cancellation, please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Department at 219-660-0032.

*Below is from previous reporting.

A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 18-year-old man from Lake County.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disappearance of Alexander Hightower.

Hightower is described as 6'1" and 160 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing purple scrubs, a black leather jacket, and gray and white gym shoes on Monday at 4:45 a.m..

He is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance due to needing medication.

According to the Griffith Police Department, Hightower has autism and has limited verbal ability.