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Durham woman, subject of Silver Alert, found safe

Posted November 11, 2009 11:00 a.m. EST
Updated November 11, 2009 12:15 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— A Durham woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert has been found. She is safe.

Phyllis Montgomery, 86, was reported missing late Tuesday.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that 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.