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Columbus woman found safe following Silver Alert

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The woman who was the subject of a statewide Silver Alert was found safe Wednesday afternoon, the Columbus Police Department said.

The Silver Alert is now canceled.


Indiana State Police have issued a Silver Alert for a woman missing from Columbus.

Stephanie Ann Hudak is a 36-year-old white woman, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair with brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a t-shirt and sweatpants, and could be in a red, older model Dodge Durango with a black front grill, black wheels, and silver tail lights.

Hudak was last seen on Tuesday at 8:30 pm.  She is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.

If you have any information on Stephanie Ann Hudak, contact the Columbus Police Department at 812-379-1689 or 911.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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