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Silver Alert canceled for Whiteville man

Posted December 3, 2008 5:26 a.m. EST

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for Albert Leon Dawsey of Whiteville.

Dawsey, 79, was last seen at 104B Jones Place. Authorities did not release any information about how they found Dawsey or his condition.

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 diseases.

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