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Silver Alert issued for missing Clayton man

Posted November 16, 2008
Updated November 17, 2008

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— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert late Sunday 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 Drive 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 red Texas Steakhouse T-shirt and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Cook should call Lt. Murphy at the Johnston County Sheriff's Office 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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  • Mommy of 5 Nov 19, 2008

    This is the second time this year this man has gone missing. He was last found in a hotel I believe. Perhaps they ought to lojack him or something!

  • edits Nov 17, 2008

    I think that someone needs to call DHSS and see if this man possibly needs to be placed in the care of someone responsible. You are right SOMERANDOMGUY, this is the second time in a very short period of time.

  • FromClayton Nov 17, 2008

    I dont know about this silver alert system.

  • texasncgirl Nov 17, 2008

    I thought that this was his second time..you're right -somerandomguy-...who IS caring for this person?? I hope that he is found safe..when he is found, he should be switched to someone who can care for this poor man better.

  • SomeRandomGuy Nov 17, 2008

    Who is "caring" for this guy? This is the 2nd silver alert for him.