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Missing Durham man found safe

Posted July 8, 2011 5:33 a.m. EDT
Updated July 8, 2011 7:37 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A missing Durham man with a cognitive impairment was found safe and unharmed Friday morning, police said.

The Silver Alert for Joseph Lloyd Taylor Sr., 53, was canceled after he was found.

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