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Silver Alert canceled for Durham woman

Posted March 23, 2009 5:34 a.m. EDT
Updated March 24, 2009 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert late Monday for a missing endangered woman from Durham, Berta Dean Parker, 80.

Parker was reported missing from her residence, 6104 Barbee Road, earlier in the day. Police said her son later found her and she was OK.

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.