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Silver Alert canceled for Fuquay-Varina woman

Posted November 21, 2011

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— 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.

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  • Screw WrAl Nov 22, 2011

    "how in the world did she end up in Fayetteville!?!?!"

    Bingo was held there today.

  • TheAdmiral Nov 22, 2011

    I have a question. How come they throw an silver alert for someone immediately - but for the children the parents have to wait 24 hours before they issue the alert?

    Sounds to me like someone had been drinking when they wrote the law.

  • raleighlynn Nov 22, 2011

    Thank goodness she's okay. What a lovely lady.

  • SueInNC Nov 22, 2011

    I'm glad she's ok, but how in the world did she end up in Fayetteville!?!?!