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Silver Alert issued for woman in Raleigh

Posted November 12, 2012

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert early Monday morning for a 50-year-old woman in Raleigh.

Tanya Renay McCants was last seen at 3000 New Bern Ave. in Raleigh, wearing a pink shirt and gray jogging pants. McCants is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has black medium length hair and brown eyes.

McCants is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Anyone with information about McCants' whereabouts is asked to call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-291-5658.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered people 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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  • Scubagirl Nov 13, 2012

    PICTURES SHOULD ALWAYS GO WITH THESE ALERTS!!!! It's just common sense if the public needs to be on the 'lookout'.

  • cooterbutchie Nov 12, 2012

    A picture would help a lot because it's a lot of 5ft 6in 50 year old women walking and missing

  • djofraleigh Nov 12, 2012

    Height, weight, age, clothes but race unknown & NO picture...honestly this is an average sized middle aged woman and there are tens of thousands of them in town. Cut half out with race, and most out with a picture.

    Is race left out deliberately as PC or something, or do they not know or have it on the form? I mean, they list the age and sex, which means it isn't PC reasons, right?

    I drive New Bern Ave daily and will watch, but if not looking lost or not having Pink over gray, I'm ignoring. It is goinjg to be cold tomorrow.