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Silver Alert canceled for Nashville woman

Posted March 11, 2009 8:22 p.m. EDT
Updated March 12, 2009 12:57 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Nashville woman.

People were to be on the lookout for Evelyn Dorothy Watts, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Watts, 69, was last seen Wednesday at her 597 Hailey Drive home. She was found safe early Thursday 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.