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Missing Angier woman found dead

Posted February 2, 2009

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— A missing Angier woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert Monday morning has been found dead.

Carrie C. Evans, 85, walked away from the Primrose Retirement Home in Angier at about 7:40 a.m., authorities said. The Silver Alert was issued shortly after 9 a.m. and canceled shortly after 1 p.m.

About three hours after the alert was issued, a North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter discovered her body behind the Kidde Fire Plant off Junny Road in Angier, Angier Police Detective William Coats said.

Her cause of death was under investigation, and further details were not available.

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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  • Autumn Feb 5, 2009

    It's hard to keep from crying when reading this and seeing this sweet lady's picture. She reminds me of my beautiful mom, who also suffers from advanced dememtia/alzheimer's....same sweet smile.

  • teacher-mom Feb 2, 2009

    This is sad. MY sympathy to the family and loved ones.

  • TheAdmiral Feb 2, 2009

    "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."

    Sorry to hear the system once again did not find the person before they passed away.

  • Fuquay Resident Feb 2, 2009

    I am very sad to hear this news. I live near Angier and kept a look out all day for this woman. I pray that she didn't suffer.

  • keeprightexcepttopass Feb 2, 2009

    mys1983 - The fact that there is a horrific shortage of nurses doesn't help. And especially at retirement homes because the pay is horrible and they are over-worked from beginning to end of shift. Had she had a history of wandering then a nursing home with a locked unit would have been a better choice. Regardless, sad to hear this news. That could be anyone's parents/grandparents.

  • mys1983 Feb 2, 2009

    I am so sad for her and her family...of course I have to ask...where were the people that were supposed to look after her and why do here these stories, almost everyweek? She should have never been able to get out of the door.

  • Adelinthe Feb 2, 2009

    So sad when someone dies alone, especially someone who was suppose to be being cared for in a facility.

    Praying for her loved ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • uthink Feb 2, 2009

    RIP

  • garnertoy Feb 2, 2009

    sad to live to that age and die that way

  • jockeyshiftspringer Feb 2, 2009

    Yep, sad indeed. Prayers to here and the family.

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