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Silver Alert for Raleigh teen canceled

Posted October 14, 2009
Updated October 15, 2009

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Thursday for an 18-year-old reported missing Wednesday.

Raleigh police requested the alert for Jonathan William Mosher after he left his home in Raleigh Wednesay night. He takes daily medication for an undisclosed cognitive impairment, and authorities were concerned he was without it.

The Center for Missing Persons does not provide information about the subject of a Silver Alert when it is canceled. Raleigh police could not be immediately reached Thursday.

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.

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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  • FE Oct 15, 2009

    Did anyone happen to notice that two of the ads currently shown with this story (Seroquel and support group) are related to bipolar disorders??

    Coincidence or something more sinister???

    FE

  • bubbba Oct 15, 2009

    WHO CARES IF IT IS SILVER GOLD GREEN BLACK OR YELLOW. THE KID IS SICK AND LOST.

  • giterdungirl Oct 15, 2009

    "To help protect an increasing population of individuals that suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment, North Carolina developed the Silver Alert program to quickly locate missing persons who may be endangered."

    I assumed it was for older individuals too...

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Oct 15, 2009

    I get the point of Silver alerts but these Amber alerts and what not are ridiculous most of the time because they are either canceled within a few hours or a "misunderstanding".

  • NCStatePack Oct 15, 2009

    I thought silver alerts were for old people