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Silver Alert canceled for Lenoir woman

Posted November 25, 2008 6:46 p.m. EST
Updated November 25, 2008 9:17 p.m. EST

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for Vivion Stone Brown, 79, of Lenoir.

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.