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Silver Alert canceled for Warren County man

Posted November 7, 2011 12:49 p.m. EST

— A Silver Alert for a Warren County man was canceled on Monday. 

The alert was issued in July for 79-year-old William Wilson Algood.

Authorities didn’t provide the reason for the cancellation.

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.