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Silver Alert canceled for missing Hoke County man

Posted October 19, 2009 11:14 p.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2009 5:10 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert  for a Hoke County man.

The alert was issued Monday evening for 83-year-old Edgar Marvin Johnson.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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.