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Missing Vass woman might headed to Winston-Salem

Posted November 23, 2009 5:53 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Authorities issued a Silver Alert early Monday for a missing 64-year-old Vass woman who might be headed to Winston-Salem.

Bonnie Littlejohn Gaddy-Hodges, who is believed to have a cognitive impairment, was last seen at the Greyhound bus station, 324 Person St. in Fayetteville. Authorities believe she is trying to get to her son at 4633 Center Rock Court in Winston-Salem.

Gaddy-Hodges is described as a black woman, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. She has green eyes and short, brown hair.

She was last seen wearing jeans and sweater of an unknown color.

Anyone with information about Gaddy-Hodges' whereabouts should call Vass Police Officer Jason Brown at 910-245-4676.

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.