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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh man

Posted August 25, 2010 11:14 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert on Wednesday for a Raleigh man.

The alert was issued early Tuesday for 21-year-old Bobby James Woodlief.

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.