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Silver Alert canceled for Rocky Mount man

Posted January 24, 2012
Updated January 25, 2012

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert issued for a Rocky Mount man Tuesday.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued the alert for Gene Autry Brown, 72, around 9:30 p.m.

It was canceled about four hours later after he was found safe. 

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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