WILSON, N.C. — The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for 45-year-old Willie Joe York.
The alert was issued this past Wednesday for York.
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.