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Silver Alert canceled for Durham man

Posted March 20, 2011
Updated March 21, 2011

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Monday for a missing 35-year-old Durham man.

Matthew James Laws returned safely to his residence, authorities said. No other information was released.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments.

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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  • 27615 Mar 21, 2011

    Does anyone even pay attention to these alerts any more?

    i just like to comment that these things are pointless but i never do read them

  • Karmageddon Mar 21, 2011

    Does anyone even pay attention to these alerts any more?

  • Sunny One Mar 21, 2011

    I'm glad he made it home safely.