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Silver Alert canceled for Wilson man

Posted January 28, 2010 8:27 a.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2010 9:50 a.m. EST

— The Wilson Police Department canceled a Silver Alert Thursday morning for James Allen Grant Jr. after he was located.

No other details were released.

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.