Silver Alert for 75-year-old Raleigh man canceled
Posted August 16, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert issued Thursday for a 75-year-old Raleigh man.
The alert for James Wharton Snead was canceled at the request of the Raleigh Police Department. Authorities found Snead about 30 minutes after he was reported missing.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies 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.