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Silver Alert canceled for Wilson man

Posted March 27, 2009 1:38 p.m. EDT
Updated March 27, 2009 3:36 p.m. EDT

— At the request of the Wilson Police Department, the N.C. Center for Missing Persons cancelled the Silver Alert for James Columbus Taylor.

Taylor, 72, was reported missing Friday afternoon.


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.