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Raleigh man, 29, is subject of Silver Alert

Posted October 10, 2011
Updated October 12, 2011

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— Authorities were searching Monday evening for a missing 29-year-old Raleigh man who is believed to have a cognitive impairment.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Anthony Frenshawn Allen around 8:15 p.m. 

Allen was last seen by family members at 1450 Sawyer Road in Raleigh on Oct. 2. He is black, with medium-length black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue coat and tan Timberland shoes.

Police said there are no indications that foul play was involved in his disappearance, but he takes medication that he is not believed to have with him.

Anyone with information on Allen's whereabouts is asked to call police at 919-996-3335.

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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  • cocheese321 Oct 11, 2011

    Z Man - 3rd paragraph provides the information in identifying Mr. Allen. "He is black, with medium-length black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5-feet-5 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue coat and tan Timberland shoes."

  • Z Man Oct 11, 2011

    Of course it would be politically incorrect to mention Mr. Allen's ethnicity which absolutely minimizes the chances of someone reading this to assist in finding Mr. Allen!

  • buford Oct 11, 2011

    Wow...that pic looks nothing like him...

  • fayncmike Oct 11, 2011

    "Anyone with information on Allen's whereabouts is asked to call police at 919-996-3335."

    It would be a lot more effective if there was a picture of the missing person. Even an old picture might help.