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Silver Alert issued for missing Clayton man

Posted June 29, 2008
Updated July 1, 2008

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Sunday afternoon for a missing endangered man.

John Wrenn Cook, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen at 2016 Ridge Road in Clayton.

He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Cook, 27, is thought to be wearing blue jeans, a green T-shirt and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Cook should call Det Otto at the Johnson County Sheriff at 919-989-5000.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It 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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  • TheAdmiral Jun 30, 2008

    I wish they would stop using the system. This is basically abuse. The TV is always going off because someone had been found in Texas or Found in their back yard or whatever.

    I am sick of Silver and Amber alerts all together.

  • hdonthefarm Jun 30, 2008

    Hey Toast, The guy's 27 - not exactly an "elder." More like an indictment of how NC neglects to provide treatment for the mentally ill and mentally retarded.

  • PowderedToastMan Jun 30, 2008

    Wow-- another Silver Alert for someone with dimentia...seems to be that people in this state have a tough time caring for their supposedly sick elders.