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Raleigh man, 27, reported missing

Posted August 8, 2012 10:41 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police were searching Wednesday night for a 27-year-old man who is believed to be cognitively impaired.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for William Alan Yakamavich shortly before 10 p.m.

Yakamavich was last seen at 8509 Bannister Court. He may be traveling in a 2008 black Subaru Impreza with North Carolina license plate YVC 9831, authorities said.

He is white, with short, brown hair and brown eyes, 6 feet 2 inches tall and about 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a white and blue checkered shirt and gray tennis shoes.

Yakamavich has a one-inch scar between his eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 919-996-3335.

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.