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Missing Halifax woman found safe

Posted May 2, 2008 10:45 p.m. EDT
Updated May 3, 2008 7:13 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Halifax County woman about two hours after it was issued Friday night.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office said Slyvia Ann Williams, 31, of Halifax, had been found safely.

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Williams around 10:30 p.m. and canceled it around 12:30 a.m.

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.