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Silver Alert canceled for Durham woman, 76

Posted March 24, 2010 5:30 a.m. EDT
Updated March 24, 2010 9:21 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert for Joyce Wall, 76, of Durham, a few hours after it was issued Wednesday.

Wall was last seen at Maplewood Squares Apartments, 1520 Chapel Hill Road. Authorities did not release any information about how they found her or what her condition is.

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.