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Silver Alert canceled for Roanoke Rapids man

Posted September 8, 2008

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— Authorities in Georgia found a Halifax County man at the center of a Silver Alert.

A police officer found Enrique Soto Zabala, 79, of Roanoke Rapids, at his grandson's house just after midnight Monday, authorities said.

Someone contacted Zabala and told him to contact authorities.

Silver Alerts are issued for missing people who are believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.


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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 8, 2008

    They need to change the name of a "Silver Alert". The name implies its for old, gray-haired, mentally unstable individuals. But many times we see a "Silver Alert" for someone in their 20's or 30's. The term "Silver Alert" does not apply to them. I understand why they are included in these alerts. But change the name to make it more appropriate.

    How about "Mentally Unstable Person Alert"?

  • bs101fly Sep 8, 2008

    i don't, do you? where does one even hear about them other than this site?
    blue hair alerts are a HUGE waste of time.
    they'll wander back to the compound, they ALWAYS do!

  • Ol Forrester Sep 8, 2008

    Does anyone pay attention to "Silver Alerts" anymore?? If so, why ???