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Silver Alert Canceled Raleigh Woman

Posted March 11, 2008

— A Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing Raleigh woman.

Debra Lynn Groves, 19,  was last seen Monday at 5703 Beachwater Drive.

She was found unharmed near Triangle Town Cente Tuesday evening, police said.

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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  • rainy39 Mar 11, 2008

    I tell you, some ppl really need to get a life. If this had not been reported and the woman found dead or otherwise hurt then you would all be moaning over law officials not doing anything..You cant have your cake and eat it to. If you dont want to make the world a better place and do your part then just dont bother commenting.

  • Adelinthe Mar 11, 2008

    Silver Alert is used for these folks to avoid having yet another named alert. It is appropriate in this case because of the maladies this young lady suffers with.

    Praying for her and that she is found safe and quickly.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • mommy2caroline Mar 11, 2008

    Hope she can be found quickly. I do think the use of "silver" alert can be misleading but if it does get someone's attention who may have seen this missing adult then I say use it! You don't have to be an old adult to be considered vulnerable.

  • colliedave Mar 11, 2008

    * The person is 18 years old or older * The person is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairment *

    The report is incomplte and needs to include the above statement. Otherwise, questions arise as to why a "Silver Alert" would be issued for a normal appearing young woman.

  • lets-spread-peace Mar 11, 2008

    Thank goodness they issued the alert, period. Hopefully she will be found and kept out of harms way. Praying for her and her family.

  • UpwardlyMobile Mar 11, 2008

    I saw it on the sign above 540 this morning. I was wondering what it meant. I hope they find her soon. I don't think I can take any more bad news this month.

  • PikeMom4real Mar 11, 2008

    What differance does it make?

    Take you a chill pill.We are just curious!
    The description makes think of Emo kid.

  • sfate61 Mar 11, 2008

    Here are the guidelines for a Sr.Alert:

    ALL of the following statutory criteria must be met before the N.C. Center for Missing Persons will activate a Silver Alert:

    * The person is 18 years old or older
    * The person is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairment
    * The person is believed to be missing – regardless of circumstance
    * A legal custodian of the missing person has submitted a missing person's report to the local law enforcement agency where the person went missing
    * Law enforcement reports the incident to the NC Center for Missing Persons

    Hope she is found safe and sound.

  • grayboomerang Mar 11, 2008

    What is the big deal that it's a silver alert...Apparently there is a mentally disabled woman who has disappeared. Perhaps this alert will help them find her.

    The things that some of you complain about is beyond me.

  • lovecarolinagutters Mar 11, 2008

    What differance does it make? The Silver alert was deemed applicable by the authorities and that's all we need to know. I pray she is found and no harm has come to her.