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Authorities cancel Silver Alert issued for Durham man

Posted September 17, 2012 11:03 p.m. EDT
Updated September 18, 2012 5:41 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Chapel Hill police suspended their search Tuesday for a 66-year-old who is believe to be cognitively impaired. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons on Tuesday canceled a Silver Alert issued for Rawland Michael "Mike" Turner around 11 p.m. Monday. 

It wasn't clear whether Turner was found safe or why the alert was canceled.

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.