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Missing Indigenous Person Alert deactivated after 41-year-old Colorado Springs man found safe

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 05, 2023

UPDATE | 9:47 a.m. — Joshua Creel was found safe and this alert has been deactivated, according to CBI.

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DENVER — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued a Missing Indigenous Person Alert Sunday for a 41-year-old man in Colorado Springs.

Joshua Creel was last seen in the 2500 Block of Astrozon Circle in Colorado Springs on Friday.

Creel suffers from a cognitive condition and requires medication.

Creel is a 5’9” tall, 175-pound Indigenous male. He recently shaved his beard and dyed his hair platinum blonde.

He was last seen wearing black quilted pants, a coat and galaxy themed shoes.

If seen, call 911 or the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.

The Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) is part of Senate Bill 22-150, which was signed into law on July 1 last year.

The law requires the Colorado Department of Public Safety to create the Office of Liaison for Missing or Murdered Indigenous Relatives.


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