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Silver Alert canceled for missing Tarboro man

Posted January 16, 2013

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons on Wednesday canceled a Silver Alert for an elderly Tarboro man.

The alert issued Tuesday for 75-year-old Melvin Anthony Travers was canceled at the request of the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office.

No other details were immediately available.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies 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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