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Durham woman found safe

Posted July 14, 2011 1:24 p.m. EDT
Updated July 14, 2011 1:49 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Thursday for a Durham woman.  

The alert was issued earlier Thursday for 45-year-old Jacqueline Renee Steward.

Durham police said she was found safe. 

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.