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Silver Alert canceled for Burke County man

Posted June 9, 2010 5:28 a.m. EDT
Updated June 9, 2010 2:07 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert on Wednesday for a Burke County man.

The alert was issued earlier Wednesday for 77-year-old Myrl Lee Barrier.

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.