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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh woman, 26

Posted June 27, 2011 4:02 p.m. EDT
Updated June 27, 2011 5:06 p.m. EDT

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert for a Raleigh woman who is known to have a cognitive impairment after she was found safe Monday evening.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Lenora Beth Clelland, 26, on Monday afternoon. She had gone missing Sunday night from a home on Hearthstone Drive, Raleigh police said.

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.