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Burlington man, 84, reported missing

Posted September 26, 2010 9:02 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert was issued early Sunday for a missing 84-year-old Burlington man who has a cognitive impairment.

Archie Ray Phillippie was last seen at 6220 N.C. Highway 62 South in Burlington.

Phillippie is described as a white man, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has brown eyes and short, gray hair.

He was last seen wearing long, green pants, a white T-shirt and a straw hat.

Anyone with information about Phillippie's whereabouts should call Detective C. Felts at the Alamance County Sheriff Office at 336-570-6777.

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.