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Silver Alert for woman canceled

Posted October 20, 2010
Updated October 21, 2010

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Thursday for a woman who went missing from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Inez Jones, 66, was found safe in Meridian, Miss., airport spokesman Andrew Sawyer said.

Airport police requested the Silver Alert Wednesday evening, saying they thought the might be headed to South Carolina.

Family members were en route to get her Thursday, Sawyer said. He didn’t have any other information about the case.

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 or bipolar disorder.

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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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 21, 2010

    So why would someone, with a cognitive impairment, be driving a vehicle? If they will easily forget what they were doing or where they were goiong, they are a HUGE danger to everyone on the road. If they are aware enough to drive a vehicle, they shouldn't be listed as a Silver Alert.