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Missing Goldsboro man found

Posted May 29, 2011 9:27 a.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2011 11:21 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Police said that a missing Goldsboro man with a cognitive impairment was found safe Sunday morning.

A Silver Alert for John B. Hellen III, 52, was canceled a little more than two hours after it was issued.

Hellen had last been seen walking in the woods near ReNu Life, 501 Forest Hills Drive.

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

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