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Missing man last seen at Southpoint mall bus stop

Posted December 12, 2009 7:29 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— A missing 24-year-old man was last seen at the Southpoint mall bus stop and intended to take the next bus home Friday night, Chapel Hill police said.

A Silver Alert was issued for James Treymane "Trey" Culton, of Chapel Hill, early Saturday. Police believe Culton suffers from a cognitive impairment.

Culton is black man, 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has short, black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue and orange New York Knicks jersey, jean shorts, black and white tennis shoes, and a black coat with a fur-lined collar.

Culton was last seen at the bus stop at 10:12 p.m. Authorities believe he might have boarded ITA Transit bus to head to 417 Clayton Road.

Anyone with information about Culton's whereabouts should call the Chapel Hill police at 919-968-2760.

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.