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Silver Alert canceled for Robeson woman

Posted September 2, 2009 6:02 a.m. EDT
Updated September 2, 2009 2:56 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert was canceled Wednesday for a missing 76-year-old woman in Robeson County.

The alert for Louise Cox Barton was issued earlier Wednesday.

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.