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Silver Alert canceled for Scotland Neck woman

Posted March 9, 2009 6:01 a.m. EDT
Updated March 9, 2009 6:24 a.m. EDT

— A Silver Alert was issued early Monday for an 83-year-old woman reported missing in Scotland Neck, then  canceled a few hours later after she was found.

Cleo Knight Hill had last been seen wearing a green nightgown and black sandals, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office reported. She was described as black, 5-11, 160 pounds, with short gray hair and brown eyes. She is believed to suffer from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

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.