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Silver Alert canceled for missing Zebulon man

Posted September 30, 2009 1:18 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Tuesday evening for Jeremy Lavene Johnson.

Johnson, who was believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was reported missing Monday from 3213 Buckhill Trail in Zebulon.

Information regarding how Johnson was found was not available late Tuesday.

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.