Silver Alert canceled for Durham man
Posted March 20, 2011
Updated March 21, 2011
Durham, N.C. — 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.