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Silver Alert canceled for Nash County woman

Posted March 7, 2012 3:53 p.m. EST
Updated March 7, 2012 5:53 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert for 77-year-old cognitively impaired woman who went missing Wednesday from a Middlesex home has been canceled.

The alert was issued for Lucille Burrows, who was last seen at 11031 Old Middlesex Road, around 3:45 p.m. It was canceled shortly before 6 p.m.

It wasn't clear whether Burrows had been found safe.

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.