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Silver Alert issued for Raleigh man

Posted October 27, 2009

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— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Tuesday for a missing Wake County man.

Donald James DeBraal, 50, also known as Don, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

DeBraal is described as a white man standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 300 pounds. He has black, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing cream-colored pants, a black leather jacket and black tennis shoes.

A photo was not immediately available.

DeBraal was last seen at 6320 Capital Blvd. and was thought to be traveling east on Old Wake Forest Road toward Triangle Town Boulevard, authorities said.

Anyone with information about DeBraal should call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-4208.

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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  • time4real Oct 27, 2009

    where does one issue an alert from, I need to alert the media that I'm lost!