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Raleigh police look for missing woman

Posted April 20, 2009

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for Linda Stubbs Bishop. While no foul play is thought to be associated with Bishop’s disappearance, the Raleigh Police Department is assisting efforts to locate her.

Bishop, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen around 6 p.m. Saturday at 5708 Setter Circle in Raleigh.

The 61-year-old Caucasian woman is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. She has gray hair and blue eyes.

She is believed to be driving a 2002 Ford Escape with N.C. tag PYD8867.

Anyone with information about Bishop should call Det. Barfrede at 919-996-1315.

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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  • 1heelfan Apr 20, 2009

    I AGREE. THESE SILVER ALERTS DON'T CATCH MY EYE ANYMORE BECAUSE THERE ARE AT LEAST ONE OR TWO EVERYDAY AND MOST OF THEM ARE FOUND ALIVE AND SAFE. I FEEL SORRY FOR THE POOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPOSEDLY MISSING BUT MOST OF THEM KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. THEY PROBABLY DON'T FEEL LIKE TELLING EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WHERE THEY ARE GOING AT THE TIME.

  • hdonthefarm Apr 20, 2009

    There are so many silver alerts now that it really makes no sense for wral to keep posting them in the headlines. Why don't they just make a category for them so people can click on it and see all the missing folks at once?