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Silver Alert canceled for Durham man

Posted March 20, 2011 6:17 p.m. EDT
Updated March 21, 2011 5:53 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Monday for a missing 35-year-old Durham man.

Matthew James Laws returned safely to his residence, authorities said. No other information was released.

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.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.