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Durham police concerned for missing woman's welfare

Posted May 15, 2012 6:58 p.m. EDT
Updated May 15, 2012 7:05 p.m. EDT

— Police are renewing their call for the public's help in finding a woman who went missing last week in downtown Durham, saying they are concerned for her welfare.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Nancy Evans Thorpe early Friday morning, who was last seen at 510 E. Lakewood Ave.

Evans, 63, is 6 feet tall and weighs about 300 pounds. She has black hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing a black and blue head scarf, black pants and black Crocs shoes. She also might have been wearing reading glasses.

Anyone with information about where she might be should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, ext. 29338.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies 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.