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Silver Alert canceled for Smithfield man

Posted October 23, 2008 9:40 p.m. EDT

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert Thursday evening for a missing Smithfield man.

Police believed Lenberg Underwood Jr., 28, was endangered and issued the alert earlier in the day. The alert was canceled at 9:25 p.m.

It was not immediately known where Underwood was found.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.