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Silver Alert canceled for Durham man

Posted August 24, 2009 10:57 p.m. EDT
Updated August 24, 2009 11:02 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a Durham man.

Clifton Patrick Jones, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen Monday driving north on Yellowstone Drive in a white Buick LeSabre.

The 82-year-old man was found late Monday.  He was OK, authorities said.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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.