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Silver Alert canceled for missing Zebulon man

Posted December 25, 2010 8:45 a.m. EST
Updated December 25, 2010 10:26 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert issued early Saturday for a 26-year-old man who went missing from a Zebulon group home.

Emergency dispatchers said that Travis L. Wilson, 26, returned to the group home at 4125 Edgemont Road in Zebulon later Saturday morning.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify 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.