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Raleigh woman reported missing

Posted July 23, 2012

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— Authorities are searching for a missing Raleigh woman who has a cognitive impairment.

A Silver Alert for Theresa Applewhite, 45, was issued shortly after midnight Sunday. She was last seen at 3316 Marcony Way, and police believe she might be headed to Moore Square in downtown Raleigh.

Applewhite is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds. She has brown eyes and short, black hair.

She was last seen wearing white slip-on shoes, tan shorts and a brown and tan, short-sleeve shirt.

Anyone with information on Applewhite's whereabouts is asked to call Raleigh police at 919-829-1911.

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.


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