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Silver Alert canceled for missing Wake County man

Posted July 28, 2008 11:52 p.m. EDT
Updated July 29, 2008 10:47 a.m. EDT

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

Moises Acevedo Aguilera, 86, has Alzheimer's disease. Authorities said he was found at a landfill about a mile away from where he went missing. He was tired, but otherwise OK.

A state Highway Patrol helicopter and Wake County sheriff's deputies on foot and in cars had mounted a search for Aguilera on Monday night.

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.