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Silver Alert canceled for Durham woman

Posted December 28, 2011

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert Wednesday for Sharon McDonald Nelson.

Nelson, 44, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment and had walked away from Durham Regional Hospital.

Police said she was found Wednesday afternoon and is unharmed.


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  • not my real name Dec 28, 2011

    What's sad is that the hospital cant keep track of their patients. She could be anywhere. A pic would be helpful. I drive by the hospital everyday. There is also a bus stop right in front on Roxboro Rd. She could have just hopped on the bus.

  • Zoey0815 Dec 28, 2011

    How do they know she walked away from the hospital if they had no record of her being there since she was dropped off on Tuesday? This article makes very little sense to me.

  • lovekalena525 Dec 28, 2011

    Wow...someone "dropped" this lady off at the hospital? With incognitive issues??? REALLY???? How sad. I hope they find her soon.