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Missing 65-year-old Durham woman found

Posted March 4, 2013 8:41 a.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2013 11:56 a.m. EST

— The family of a Durham woman who was missing for nearly a month said Monday she has been located.

George O’Briant, the son of Pearlie O’Briant Johnson, said his 65-year-old mother is safe.

“Our prayers have been answered, and we would like to thank everyone for their concern and support,” he said.

Details on what happened to his mother were not immediately available.

Family members were worried after they hadn’t heard from Pearlie O’Briant Johnson since Feb. 5, when she last spoke to her daughter. She was last seen near North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

George O'Briant reported his mother missing a few days later, but the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons didn't issue a Silver Alert for Johnson until Feb. 22 after police determined that she might have some onset of dementia.