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Silver Alert canceled for Craven County man

Posted August 2, 2009 2:11 p.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2009 8:07 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert Sunday evening for a 77-year-old Craven County man.

Joseph Eason Cooke, of Vanceboro, was reported missing earlier Sunday from 610 Willis Neck Road in Vanceboro.

He was found safe at the home of a relative, authorities said.

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.