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Silver Alert canceled for missing Chapel Hill woman

Posted March 18, 2009
Updated March 19, 2009

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— Chapel Hill police canceled a Silver Alert Thursday morning for Teresa Anne Brand, 53.

Authorities did not release any details about how she was found or her condition.

Brand, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen on Wednesday at Chapel Hill Children’s Campus, 110 Kingston Drive.

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  • DougWare.NET Mar 19, 2009

    Now that this lady has been found safe, can I ask the obvious question?

    Have silver and amber alerts become so commonplace that most people don't pay attention to them?

    When I first signed up for the amber alert service, I would receive one or two amber alerts a month. Now I receive on average one (I've had two) silver alerts a day, and sometimes a couple of amber alerts a week.

    Should there be some criteria for issuing an alert such as suspected foul play, mysterious circumstances, etc? The only reason I'm asking is that I believe the shear number of alerts are reducing the overall effectiveness of the system.

  • Raleigh Boys Mar 18, 2009

    Why is there no photo of this missing person? Jeepers. What is CHPD doing?