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Missing Clayton man found safe

Posted July 13, 2008

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— Authorities called off the search Sunday for a 27-year-old Clayton man who went missing June 29.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert  for John Wrenn Cook, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, after he was last seen at 2016 Ridge Road in Clayton.

Cook was found safe Sunday at a Raleigh motel.  No additional information was released.

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 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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  • TheAdmiral Jul 14, 2008

    I do not suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder or Dementia. I get along with all of my personalities - the dementia makes it easier since I don't have to take drugs!

  • TheAdmiral Jul 14, 2008

    "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."

    And every time I turn around - that sucker is going off. Look - I understand missing kids - but you know - I think it is time to put this silver alert thing into it's grave.

  • JAT Jul 14, 2008

    max - I agree and I have had family members w/dementia. They belong where they can't hurt themselves or others, not with access to cars and keys or not being watched and allowed to wander off.

  • maxpower Jul 14, 2008

    PowderedToastMan==What a selfish comment. I hope you or a family member never has dementia. It is the worst that can happen to a family member and live to cope with it day in and day out. Shame!!!!!!!!

  • JAT Jul 14, 2008

    I think when they issue an alert and then cancel it, they owe it to the public to provide more information. If these people are just hiding to get attention or something, we need to know that. All these cancellations only take attention away from real needs. It's almost to the point now that you don't look or notice these alerts because you figure in 2 days, you'll see a notice that it's been cancelled and no further information provided.

  • PowderedToastMan Jul 14, 2008

    Another cray wolf silver alert for a man who was NEVER MISSING IN THE FIRST PLACE! What is wrong with people?!?! Why do they insist on panicking every time someone with possible dimentia goes "missing" for an hour!?! Why are so many people with dimentia and other mental illness allowed to have a driver's license!?!? Why don't the caretakers of these poeple do a better job watching these so-called mentally handicapped elders?

  • Godschild43 Jul 14, 2008

    Glad he was found safe my prayers havebeen answered.