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Authorities searching for 65-year-old Fayetteville woman

Posted February 14, 2013 6:31 a.m. EST
Updated February 14, 2013 5:28 p.m. EST

— Fayetteville police were searching Thursday for a 65-year-old woman who is believed to be cognitively impaired. 

The N.C. Center for Missings Persons issued a Silver Alert for Carolyn Jean Jones about 3:45 a.m. after she went missing from a home in the 3500 block of Torbay Drive. 

Jones, who goes by Carol, is white and has short, red hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs about 130 pounds. 

When she went missing, Jones was wearing a red, yellow and white flower-patterned shirt, black jeans and black slip-on shoes. She also wears glasses and uses a cane. 

Authorities said Jones could be headed to Massey Hill or the Eastern Boulevard area. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1830. 

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.