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Silver Alert canceled for Durham woman

Posted March 23, 2009
Updated March 24, 2009

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert late Monday for a missing endangered woman from Durham, Berta Dean Parker, 80.

Parker was reported missing from her residence, 6104 Barbee Road, earlier in the day. Police said her son later found her and she was OK.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify 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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  • pebbles262004 Mar 23, 2009

    So sorry I hope she is found safe. When you find her take the battery out of her car , thats what we had to do . Then she will just think that it won't start and she'll forget about it in a minute....So Sad, but it's true

  • Been there once Mar 23, 2009

    I don't understand. You read they suffer from dementia and then what they are driving. WHY are they still driving?