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Silver Alert canceled for Vass woman

Posted November 24, 2009 1:34 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for a 64-year-old Vass woman.

The alert was issued on Monday for Bonnie Littlejohn Gaddy-Hodges. It was canceled after the Vass police department determined Gaddy-Hodges left town to visit family in Syracuse, N.Y.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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.