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Silver Alert canceled for Cary woman, 56

Posted June 21, 2011 6:22 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Tuesday for a Cary woman they believed was heading to Raleigh.

The alert for Judy Williams, 56, was issued shortly before 6 p.m. It wasn't clear why it was canceled.

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.