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Silver Alert canceled for missing Butner man

Posted August 11, 2008 5:27 p.m. EDT
Updated August 11, 2008 6:46 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Butner man.

Gary Allen, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen Monday at 612 26th Street in Butner.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.