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Silver Alert canceled for Wilson County man

Posted January 25, 2012
Updated January 26, 2012

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— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert issued for an 81-year-old man Wilson County man late Wednesday. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for James Luther Meyerholtz around 9:30 p.m.

It was canceled about eight hours later.

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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