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Silver Alert canceled for 61-year-old man who walked out of Duke University Hospital

Posted July 7

Horace Ray Medlin

— A Silver Alert for a 61-year-old man who walked away from Duke University Hospital was canceled Friday evening.

The alert was issued at about midnight for Horace Ray Medlin, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Authorities did not release any additional details.

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  • Wayne R. Douglas Jul 7, 9:58 a.m.
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    Well first off, how is someone suspected of suffering from dementia, able to vanish from a secure hospital? There are supposed to be protocols in place, to prevent just such an occurrence. Secondly, if the authorities are aware of the favorite hangouts of this man, I would start by looking at these places. Of course the DPD would never think of this.