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Silver Alert issued for Tarboro man

Posted February 7, 2012

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Tuesday night for a 22-year-old Tarboro man. 

Caroll Fitzgerald Owens, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen at a group home at 601 West Walnut St.

He is described as 5-foot-6 and 125 pounds with short, brown hair and hazel eyes. 

Owens as last seen wearing a grey coat, black shirt, blue jeans and red shoes. He was carrying a blue and red blanket.

Anyone with information about Owens' whereabouts should call the Tarboro police at 252-641-4247.

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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