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Silver Alert canceled for Lexington man

Posted June 21, 2010 10:10 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert was canceled Monday for a 88-year-old Lexington man.

The alert was issued on Saturday for James William Carpenter.

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.