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Silver Alert canceled for Durham man, 71

Posted April 18, 2012
Updated April 19, 2012

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons on Thursday canceled a Silver Alert issued Wednesday night for James Odis Sowell Sr., 71, of Durham.

Sowell was found safe, police said. They provided no other information.

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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  • oneal2bme Apr 19, 2012

    Thank God

  • orangemoonlite Apr 19, 2012

    Why doesn't the title of this story include "Silver Alert" like all of the others?

  • beach2011 Apr 19, 2012

    Praying he is found safe!

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Apr 19, 2012

    it's good to see there is a photo with this Silver Alert.