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Silver Alert canceled for 36-year-old Durham man

Posted March 21, 2012 6:58 p.m. EDT
Updated March 21, 2012 11:02 p.m. EDT

— The Durham County Sheriff's Office has ended their search Wednesday for a 36-year-old man who is believed to be cognitively impaired.

A Silver Alert was issued for David Clark Allen, who was last seen on Hillsborough Road, around 6:30 p.m. It was canceled at 11 p.m.

It wasn't clear why the alert was canceled or whether Allen was found safe.

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.