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Silver Alert canceled for Durham man

Posted July 6, 2011 12:42 p.m. EDT

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

The alert was issued June 24 for 69-year-old Leon Williams.

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.