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Silver Alert for Hillsborough man canceled

Posted November 12, 2012

— The Orange County Sheriff's Office suspended its search Monday night for a missing 87-year-old Hillsborough man.

Howard Chester Duncan was found safe, authorities said. The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled its Silver Alert for him shortly before 10 p.m. – about 2 hours after it was issued.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered people who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments.

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