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Silver Alert canceled for Durham man

Posted January 4, 2011 9:55 a.m. EST
Updated January 4, 2011 10:59 p.m. EST

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

The alert was issued Tuesday morning for 45-year-old Mark Anthony Dowdy.

Developed in 2007, the 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.