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Alert canceled for missing Durham man

Posted May 11, 2012
Updated May 12, 2012

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Friday night for Billy Joe Weaver, who went missing in Durham. 

Further details weren't available.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies 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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