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Missing Wilson woman found safe

Posted September 6, 2010 7:52 a.m. EDT
Updated October 23, 2010 7:54 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Friday for a Wilson woman who was reported missing earlier in the day.

Police said that Sharon Vick Braswell, 43, was found safe.

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.