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Silver Alert Issued for Impaired Wilmington Man

Posted March 16, 2008
Updated March 17, 2008

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— Police on Sunday issued a Silver Alert for a 25-year-old Wilmington man who they said is missing and has dementia or another impairment.

Jeremy Thomas Vaden was last seen leaving in a red vehicle with someone unknown from South 17th Street, city police said. They had no information about the car's make or license-plate number.

Vaden was described as 5-foot-7, weighing 195 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He has blue crutches and is in need of medication, authorities said.

Police asked that anyone with information about Vaden call the Wilmington police at 910-343-3600.

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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