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Orange County man found in D.C.

Posted August 19, 2011 12:32 a.m. EDT

— An Orange County man was found in Washington, D.C., a day after he was the subject of a Silver Alert.

The daughter of John Randolph Trammell, 79, said her father was in a minor car accident in the district, and she hoped to bring him home to Hillsborough Friday.

A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday for Trammell, who has diabetes and is in the early stages of dementia.

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