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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh man

Posted May 12, 2012
Updated May 14, 2012

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— A Silver Alert for a missing Raleigh man was canceled Monday, two days after it was issued.

It was not immediately clear if Rufus Lamont McKoy, 37, had been found.

Authorities issued an alert late Saturday for McKoy, who had last been seen at 1217-1 Lake Wheeler Road.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system 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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