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Silver Alert canceled for Selma mother and son

Posted July 25, 2013

UPDATE: The Silver Alert issued Thursday for Shirley Tina Young and her son was canceled about 12:30 p.m. after the pair were found safe in Carrboro, Selma Police Chief Charles Bowen said.


Selma police were searching Thursday for a 34-year-old woman and her 1-year-old son after they went missing from a train station on East Railroad Street. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Shirley Tina Young about midnight. Authorities said she is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. 

Young is black, stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. She has shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes. Young was last seen wearing a striped T-shirt and blue jeans. 

Authorities said Young was last seen traveling with her 1-year-old son Andreous. He is about 2 feet tall and weighs 30 pounds. He has braided black hair and brown eyes. 

Selma police said Young and her son could be traveling to Chapel Hill or Durham. 

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call the Selma Police Department at 919-934-9411.


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  • canucmypointofview Jul 25, 2013

    LOLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! doggypoos!! Thanks for the chuckle. Hope they are found safe and sound.

  • doggypoos Jul 25, 2013

    look in the closet

  • sunshine1040 Jul 25, 2013

    Why do you leave your one year old child travel please alone with a person wit dementia. Where is the other parent? Hope they are both found to be ok

  • dontstopnow Jul 25, 2013

    Why was this woman in charge of a 1 year old if she is suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment? Was anyone helping her care for the child or did they think it was okay to let her wander around alone with him with her mental issues? This is crazy.,