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Chapel Hill man is subject of Silver Alert

Posted May 25, 2011 6:41 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Wednesday for a Chapel Hill man who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Stephen F. Mullady, 66, was last seen at 312 Azalea Drive. 

He is a white male with short gray hair and hazel eyes and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green polo shirt and white tennis shoes. Mullady is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 127 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Office at 919-644-3050.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.