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Silver Alert for Louisburg teen canceled

Posted March 7, 2013

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Thursday for a missing Franklin County teenager.

The alert for Joshua Micheals Potter, 17, was issued Thursday afternoon.

Authorities did not say why the alert was canceled or whether Potter 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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  • momofthree16 Mar 7, 2013

    Why wouldn't you put a picture of the teen? How is anyone supposed to know what he looks like?