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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh man

Posted June 13, 2011 2:36 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Monday for a 61-year-old Wake County man.

The alert was issued Saturday for William Hollis Jones.

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.