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Silver Alert canceled for Johnston County man

Posted March 10, 2009 10:34 p.m. EDT
Updated March 11, 2009 11:55 p.m. EDT

— A Silver Alert was canceled Wednesday evening for 85-year-old Hubert Lee.

Lee, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, went missing Tuesday from Clayton. He is OK and back at home, police said late Wednesday.

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.