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Fayetteville teen found safe after Silver Alert

Posted September 23, 2012 8:11 a.m. EDT
Updated September 23, 2012 12:16 p.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville teen who was the subject of a Silver Alert on Saturday returned home safely, police said Sunday morning.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Brittany Nicole Ray, 18, around 3 p.m. Saturday. Police said Ray suffers from bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder. 

The alert was canceled shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday.

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.