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Silver Alert canceled for Durham woman

Posted August 21, 2011 5:10 p.m. EDT
Updated August 21, 2011 11:21 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A 54-year-old woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert Sunday afternoon has been found safe, police said. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled the Silver Alert for Ramona Silk shortly after 11 p.m. 

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.