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Silver Alert canceled for missing Wilson man

Posted September 30, 2010
Updated October 1, 2010

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a Wilson man who was reported missing Thursday.

Willie Joe York, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was reported missing from 1901 Lipcomb Road.

Authorities did not say where he was found or what his condition was.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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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  • Glock23 Sep 30, 2010

    "who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment..."

    Again, where are the peple that are supposed to be/or should be watching this man. Bring them up on neglect charges. What in the F!