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Silver Alert canceled for missing Mebane man

Posted June 3, 2008 12:50 p.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2008 12:59 p.m. EDT

— A Silver Alert for a missing Mebane man was canceled early Tuesday afternoon.

The alert was issued earlier that day.

Jack Taylor Jr., 77, of 204 Goldfinch Court, was last seen during the morning walking in Wilmington.

Authorities said Taylor was found in the area and was safe.

Mebane police said earlier they considered Taylor endangered, because he has dementia and needs immediate medical attention.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.