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Silver Alert for Mebane man canceled

Posted March 12, 2009
Updated March 13, 2009

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons on Friday morning canceled a Silver Alert for Albert Lacy Mebane, of the town that shares his surname.

It was not immediately clear if Mebane, 77, had been found.

The alert for Mebane was sent out Thursday afternoon. He had last been seen driving away from his home Wednesday morning to go to Pleasant Grove.

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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  • SomeRandomGuy Mar 12, 2009

    Hmmm, it seems a lot of people supposedly suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment have drivers licenses. Any one else find that odd?

    And did they actually look in the place they think he is going?

  • donnied1952 Mar 12, 2009

    Is this the same guy that there has been a Silver Alert issued for two other times? Maybe someone should be keeping an eye on him or hook him up to a GPS.