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Missing Durham woman found safe

Posted October 10, 2009 7:58 a.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2009 1:36 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Durham police said that a missing 23-year-old woman who has a cognitive impairment was found safe early Saturday afternoon.

Hallie Jeannie "Sunshine" Bock was found in south Durham. She had last been seen walking north on Fayetteville Street, near Burlington Street.

A Silver Alert for Bock was issued early Saturday.

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.