Authorities cancel Silver Alert for missing Durham woman
Posted December 18, 2012
Updated December 19, 2012
Durham, N.C. — Authorities canceled a Silver Alert for a 34-year-old Durham woman Wednesday.
Melissa Maddy, who went missing from a shopping center on North Miami Boulevard in Durham about 4 p.m. Tuesday, was found safe, Durham police said.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered people 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.