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Silver Alert canceled for Chapel Hill man, 84

Posted July 11, 2011 6:11 a.m. EDT
Updated July 11, 2011 12:48 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Monday for James Edward Brown, 84, of Chapel Hill.

Authorities did not release any information about where Brown was found or what his condition was.

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.