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Silver Alert for Raleigh man, 23, canceled

Posted September 16, 2012

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— Raleigh police suspended their search Sunday for a 23-year-old man who is believed to be cognitively impaired.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Ray Williams Jr. shortly after 7 a.m. The alert was canceled a little more than five hours later.

It wasn't clear whether Williams was found safe or why the alert was canceled.

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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  • YippiYiyoKiYay Sep 17, 2012

    Is BELIEVED, BELIEVED, BELIEVED. Has there never been such a thing as a DIAGNOSIS? And if so, shouldn't someone KNOW? I can see that this is zooming right over your head. This system has been turned into a "I'm to lazy to get up and look, so you all find them for me" system. Rarely does it turn out that it is needed. Just look at how it's been used lately.

  • buttercup419 Sep 17, 2012

    This 23 year old is believed to be cognitively impaired, so how is that not a fitting use for the silver alert?

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Sep 17, 2012

    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.........Then why isn't it used just for that. It's been allowed to be turned into a joke. It has become something entirely different.