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Silver Alert issued for Goldsboro woman

Posted November 29, 2011

— A 36-year-old woman who is suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment was reported missing Tuesday in Goldsboro, authorities said. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Leslie Bobbie-Renee Watkins at about 5 a.m.

Watkins is a black woman with short black hair, brown eyes, stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds, authorities said. 

She was last seen at 2302 Wayne Memorial Drive wearing a peach colored T-shirt, blue jeans and black "Crocs" shoes. Watkins was also wearing glasses and a red or orange bandana.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Goldsboro Police Department at 919-731-1400. 

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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