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Silver Alert canceled for Durham woman

Posted June 20, 2012 8:50 p.m. EDT
Updated June 21, 2012 5:38 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities on Thursday canceled a Silver Alert issued Wednesday evening for 68-year-old Frances Marie Mcalpin, of Durham. 

They did not release any further information. 

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.