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Silver Alert Canceled for Goldsboro Man

Posted April 17, 2008 5:59 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert early Thursday for a man who went missing Wednesday.

Richard William Baker, 78, of Goldsboro, was found in Morehead City. He drove there and ran out of gas, authorities said.

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.