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Silver Alert canceled for Wilson man

Posted March 22, 2011 12:01 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert on Tuesday for a Wilson man.

The alert was issued Monday for 36-year-old Vincent Artemus Taylor.

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.