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Silver Alert canceled for Hillsborough woman

Posted January 29, 2012 4:02 p.m. EST
Updated January 30, 2012 1:55 p.m. EST

— Authorities on Monday canceled a Silver Alert issued Sunday for a Hillsborough woman.

Yesenia Behena, 21, had been missing from Club Nova, at 103 W. Main St. in Carrboro, a community clubhouse for people living with mental illness, 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.