Statewide Silver Alert declared for missing 70-year-old from Elkhart, confirmed to be brother of mayor

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ELKHART, Ind. - A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared for 70-year-old Garvin Roberson, who was last seen in Elkhart at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Roberson is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a gray half-zip pullover jacket, black basketball pants, and black tennis shoes.

Roberson was driving a gray 2022 Honda CRV with Indiana license plate 653EKG.

He is believed to be in extreme danger and may need medical help.

The Committee to Elect Mayor Rod for Elkhart confirmed Monday night that Garvin is the brother of Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson. The committee has postponed an event on Tuesday for the mayor due to the search. 

If you have any information, please call 911 or the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department at 574-533-4151.

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