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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh woman

Posted May 21, 2009 11:26 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Thursday for a missing Raleigh woman.

Ying Xiong, 38, who suffers from dementia, was last seen Monday at 4905 Lakegreen Court in Raleigh, authorities said.

No further information was released.

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.