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Carrboro Woman Found After Silver Alert Issued

Posted January 27, 2008 7:23 a.m. EST
Updated January 27, 2008 3:25 p.m. EST

— Authorities found a Carrboro woman unharmed after issuing a Silver Alert in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Anna McKay, 59, around 2 a.m. 

McKay had not been seen at Crescent Green Assisted Living, 624 Jonesferry Rd. in Carrboro, since around 7 a.m. Friday. She was believed to suffer from dementia or another cognitive impairment.

Authorities said they located McKay in Chapel Hill before 5 a.m. Sunday. Officials did not disclose details of how McKay was found, but said she was unharmed.

The state Legislature launched the Silver Alert program in mid-December to help find missing adults who suffer from a cognitive impairment. Silver Alerts bypass the 24-hour waiting period before a person can be declared missing, and officers can use highway alerts and automated phone calls to spread the word about a missing person.