The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Friday night for Robert Peter Felber, 74. He had last been seen driving an SUV in Smithfield.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments.
It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.