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Fayetteville woman, 46, is subject of Silver Alert

Posted November 20, 2011

Silver Alert

— A 46-year-old woman who is cognitively impaired was reported missing Sunday in Fayetteville, authorities said.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Barbara Ann Boone shortly before 4:30 p.m.

She is a black woman with long, black hair and brown eyes, stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds, authorities said. She was last seen at 604 Monagan St. wearing a gray, long-sleeved sweater over a black shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.  

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 910-433-1801.

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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  • cushioncritter Nov 21, 2011

    I agree with @ghimmy51 that a photo would be very useful.

    Also, people developing Alzheimer's or other cognitive impairment sufficient to merit a silver alert at age 46 is in itself quite newsworthy -- the contemptible detached attitude of the media, lecturing us with its "morality", while being silent on the purchase of alcohol, nicotine, prescription painkillers, and unhealthy foods sold by its advertisers that lead to a "silver alert" at age 46.

  • ghimmy51 Nov 21, 2011

    I find WRAL to be particularly (uninterested?) ineffective in these stories by rarely providing a photo. A person of that description could walk past my window right now and I wouldn't be sure enough to call anyone. It's not helpful.