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Silver Alert canceled for 19-year-old Oxford woman

Posted January 28, 2009 2:10 p.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2009 4:11 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert issued Wednesday for Johanna Christina Hicks, of Oxford.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify 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.