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Missing Pinehurst woman found

Posted April 4, 2009 7:38 a.m. EDT
Updated April 4, 2009 11:02 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert issued earlier Saturday morning for a missing Pinehurst woman believed to have a cognitive impairment.

Pinehurst police said that Savannah Jo Nall, 23, was found safe and was OK.

The alert for Nall was issued shortly before 5 a.m. and canceled around 10:30 a.m.

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.