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Durham woman found safe

Posted February 28, 2011 5:18 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert late Sunday for a Durham County woman.

The alert was issued on Saturday for 53-year-old Betty Lou Durham. Police said she was found safe but did not provide other details. 

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.