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Silver Alert canceled for Alleghany County man

Posted May 26, 2008 7:03 a.m. EDT
Updated May 26, 2008 2:04 p.m. EDT

— Authorities on Monday canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Alleghany County man.

Investigators were looking for David Edwards, 76, who was last seen in Sparta. There was no information on the cicumstances behind canceling the alert, which was issued late Sunday.

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.