Silver Alert canceled for Fuquay-Varina woman
Posted November 21, 2011
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — A 73-year-old woman with a cognitive impairment went missing Monday from a home in Fuquay-Varina, authorities said.
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Rebecca "Becky" Brown Sherrill shortly before 10 p.m. She was last seen at 5408 West Oaks Drive.
The alert was canceled less than two hours later. Authorities said Sherrill was found safe in Fayetteville.
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.