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Garner woman, 20, is subject of Silver Alert

Posted June 21, 2011 7:19 p.m. EDT
Updated June 21, 2011 7:21 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Tuesday for a missing Garner woman who authorities believe might be headed to New Orleans.

Bianca Rena Adams, 20, who is believed to be cognitively impaired, was last seen at 103 Woodgate Drive. She is a black woman, who stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs about 155 pounds, with black, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-6911.

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.