Silver Alert issued for New Pal man


    Update: John Graul has been found and the Silver Alert has been canceled.

    HANCOCK COUNTY — A statewide Silver Alert has been declared as the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department investigates the disappearance of man from New Palestine.

    John D. Graul, 87, was last seen around 3 a.m. Saturday in New Palestine, and is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance, according to local first-responders.

    Graul was last seen driving a red 2011 Chrysler 300 Indiana plate 795ZBA.

    He is white male, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes.

    If you have any information is asked to contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department at 317-477-4400 or by calling 911.

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    Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or