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Silver Alert canceled for Fayetteville man

Posted September 3, 2008 11:54 p.m. EDT
Updated September 5, 2008 10:39 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a Fayetteville man.

Mark Anthony Smith, who was believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, had been missing since Wednesday.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.