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Silver Alerts canceled for two elderly Fuquay-Varina men

Posted March 18, 2012

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— Fuquay-Varina police have canceled a Silver Alert Sunday for two missing elderly men who have cognitive impairments.

Major Michelangelo Boyd, 73, and Joseph Alexander Boyd, 69, were reported missing from a house at 1921 Beckwood Court early Sunday morning. 

The Silver Alert was issued shortly after noon canceled about three hours later when both men were found safe. They had gotten lost while trying to driving to Raleigh and wound up in Emporia, Va., police said.

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 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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  • leo-nc Mar 19, 2012

    This story is so inaccurate it's not even funny. Memaofsix is correct, the two men were found at the Northbound rest area in Selma by the Highway Patrol. The vehicle was reported stolen because it was equipped with LoJack, and that's the only way you can activate it. While it didn't help find them this time, it could have worked had they continue to travel. They had been all over the State, back and forth and in Virginia then back down.

  • memaofsix Mar 19, 2012

    they were actually found at the I95 Northbound rest area outside of Selma. I was there when highway patrol was investigating a Reported stolen vehicle" that they were driving.

  • buford Mar 19, 2012

    They had gotten lost while trying to driving to Raleigh

    unemployed preacher gene - did you write this?

  • SomeRandomGuy Mar 19, 2012

    Once again people with cognitive impairment to prompt a silver alert have a drivers license and a vehicle...

    Anyone else see the irony??