Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police were searching Thursday for 23-year-old Ray Williams Jr. who is believed to have a cognitive impairment.
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Williams shortly before 3 p.m.
He was last seen at 4409-B Louisburg Road, wearing a white sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and gray tennis shoes.
Williams is black, with short, black hair and brown eyes, 6 feet 4 inches tall and about 160 pounds.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 919-996-3335.
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 also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.