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Silver Alert canceled for missing Wilson man

Posted November 2, 2008

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— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 77-year-old Wilson man.

The alert was issued after Billy Gray Leegins was last seen at his home at 210 Forest Hills Road around 9 a.m. Saturday when he left for an appointment in Weldon.

Leegins was found safe Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It 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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