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Search continues for missing Clayton man

Posted July 1, 2008
Updated July 10, 2008

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— Authorities continued Thursday to search for a 27-year-old Clayton man who went missing June 29.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert  John Wrenn Cook, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Cook was last seen at 2016 Ridge Road in Clayton.

He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Authorities said Cook was sighted in Cary on the corner of Walnut Street and Tryon Road the June 29. He was wearing a bright green T-shirt. Cook frequents Wal-Mart stores and other shopping centers, authorities said.

Anyone with information about Cook should call Det. Otto at the Johnson County Sheriff at 919-989-5000.

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 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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