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Silver Alert canceled for Wilson man

Posted July 23, 2012 12:07 p.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2012 4:14 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert issued Monday for a missing man from Wilson.

The alert for Gabriel Lamar Spells, 28, was canceled at the request of the Wilson Police Department.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to 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.