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Missing Durham men found safe

Posted March 19, 2012 1:55 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Durham police said Monday that they have found two elderly men who were missing over the weekend.

A Silver Alert was issued Friday for Silas Greene, 90, and Saturday for Ira Franklin Torain, 74.

Both men were found safe and unharmed, police said.

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.