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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh woman, 23

Posted May 20, 2009

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— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Wednesday after they found Alison Margaret Woodward, 23.

She was believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Authorities did not release any information about how she was found or her condition.


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  • mom2threecld May 21, 2009

    john, the silver alert is for adults that have impaired decision making and are a danger to be gone with supervision. alot of these younger people live in group homes, could be schizophrenia, bipolar, personality disorder, etc. there are alot of medical problems that can make any adult young to old be unsafe to be alone. silver alerts are not issued for persons that are able to make that decision. that is a missing persons report.

  • john283594 May 20, 2009

    I am beginning to think that the "silver alert" is being abused, exactly what qualifies a person? Is being on anti-depressiants good enough, if so half of the people I know could have a silver alert issued on them...

    Adults go missing...by choice most of the time.

  • time4real May 20, 2009

    the helicopter was looking for the pot fields. they found this woman at the laundry mat!

  • kmb0694 May 20, 2009

    I wonder why we received an emergency phone call after the alert had been canceled? Also the search helicopter was still flying around just 15 minutes ago.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT May 20, 2009

    I'm sure someone saw this Silver Alert and found her. NOT!

  • Z Man May 20, 2009

    Not going to get ANYWHERE without a pic.

  • Salty May 20, 2009

    a picture might help