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Police: Missing Fayetteville man found safe

Posted June 15, 2010

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— A missing Fayetteville nursing home patient was found safe Tuesday afternoon, Spring Lake Police Chief Troy McDuffie said.

A Silver Alert was issued Tuesday for Raymond Jacob Aaron Speas, who has multiple health problems and was in need of medications.

The 56-year-old went missing Monday from the Pine Valley Adult Care Home.

He was found at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment on N.C. Highway 210 in Spring Lake, McDuffie said.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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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