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Man missing from residential center

Posted February 8, 2009 11:34 a.m. EST
Updated February 8, 2009 3:59 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Authorities issued a Silver Alert for a man who went missing from a residential center in McDowell County Sunday.

James Reed Davis, 56, was last seen at Cedarbrook Residential Center, 1267 Pinnacle Church Road in Nebo, east of Asheville. Sheriff's deputies believed he might be traveling to Randolph County.

Deputies described Davis as a white man standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He has brown eyes and short, brown hair.

Davis was last seen wearing a short-sleeved, Hawaiian shirt and neon lime-green shorts.

Davis also goes by Jimmy and J.J.

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.