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Silver Alert canceled for Chapel Hill man

Posted May 2, 2012 1:25 p.m. EDT
Updated May 2, 2012 3:01 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Wednesday for Jerry Wayne Gary, 43, who went missing in Chapel Hill.

Further details weren't available.

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.