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Silver Alert canceled for Durham man

Posted March 7, 2013

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Durham man.

The alert was issued shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday for Oliver Clarence Brown, 59, but was canceled Thursday evening. Authorities did not provide any other information.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.


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  • turkeydance Mar 7, 2013

    it works....with a complete description.

  • turkeydance Mar 7, 2013

    +1 WRAL.
    COMPLETE description.
    it would only be better
    if they had provided you
    a picture.