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Silver Alert canceled for missing Sanford man

Posted August 24, 2010 10:52 p.m. EDT
Updated August 25, 2010 12:26 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Sanford man.

Jackson Clinton Key, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was reported missing Tuesday evening from 1645 Berke Thomas Road.

Key was found unharmed shortly after the alert was issued.

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.