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Silver Alert canceled for Hope Mills man

Posted April 16, 2013

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a Hope Mills man

Harry Shawn Meinzer was reported missing Sunday. Authorities did not provide any other details.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered people 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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