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Missing Sampson County woman found safe

Posted September 27, 2009 12:09 a.m. EDT
Updated September 27, 2009 12:48 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert early Sunday afternoon for a missing Rose Hill woman.

Sampson County emergency dispatchers said that Rossie Cain Balkcum, 70, was found near her home. She was unharmed.

The alert for Balkcum was issued late Saturday.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that 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.