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Silver Alert canceled for Durham man

Posted March 30, 2011 4:33 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

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

The alert was issued Tuesday afternoon for 34-year-old Pythoon Anthony "Tony" Taylor.

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.