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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh man

Posted March 2, 2010

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert on Tuesday for a missing Raleigh man.

The alert was issued earlier Tuesday for 18-year-old Patrick Joshua Hensley.

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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  • runinlat Mar 2, 2010

    I was just saying....didn't want any harm done to this person. And by the way, WRAL says it is a he, not she.

  • just my2cents Mar 2, 2010

    It does not matter what the kid looks like, she is a child, a human, and someone has possible done harm to her. The same thing is wrong with those people who choose to believe she is worthless bc of her appearance as is wrong with the person who may have harmed her. No regards for life, other than their own.

  • catalyst74 Mar 2, 2010

    He shouldn't be hard to spot.

    This may come as a huge shock to you, but he isn't the only kid in this state sporting tackle box jewelry on his face.

  • runinlat Mar 2, 2010

    He shouldn't be hard to spot.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Mar 2, 2010

    In a report by WRAL yesterday, the Highway Patrol said the Silver Alert System has a very high success rate. If a friend, family member, or police find someone, I don't count that as a success. Those individuals would have been looking even without a Silver Alert. I want to hear of the cases where a Silver Alert subject was actually found by a total stranger. THAT would be a success story. But I've NEVER heard of that happening. And until I hear some of those stories, the Silver Alert System is NOT making a difference.