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Silver Alert canceled for missing Fayetteville man

Posted June 6, 2009

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— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for an elderly man who went missing from a Fayetteville assisted-living facility.

Haywood Leland Custer, 74, was last seen driving away from the facility at 325 S. Cool Spring St. Police said Custer was found safely around 4 p.m. near the facility.

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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