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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh woman

Posted May 21, 2009

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Thursday for a missing Raleigh woman.

Ying Xiong, 38, who suffers from dementia, was last seen Monday at 4905 Lakegreen Court in Raleigh, authorities said.

No further information was released.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify 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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  • fatchanceimwrong May 21, 2009

    The silver alert system is going the way of car alarms. Nobody pays any attention to them when they go off anymore. Same thing with silver alerts. There's one posted in the morning, and then rescinded in the afternoon. They're so frequent that they become watered down and nobody pays them any attention. Fortunately, Amber alerts still seem to be working because people become concerned when it's a child. How about sounding a Pelosi alert everytime she says or does something stupid? Well, then again, they'd go the way of car alarms also.

  • time4real May 21, 2009

    the "silver alert" system is a joke!

  • john283594 May 21, 2009

    The silver alert system is being abused by cases like this...

  • shortcake53 May 21, 2009

    Was it cancelled because she was found, or what??? Just love the details we get,...............