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Missing Clayton man found safe

Posted July 13, 2008 10:27 p.m. EDT

— Authorities called off the search Sunday for a 27-year-old Clayton man who went missing June 29.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert  for John Wrenn Cook, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, after he was last seen at 2016 Ridge Road in Clayton.

Cook was found safe Sunday at a Raleigh motel.  No additional information was released.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.