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Silver Alert canceled for woman missing in Chapel Hill

Posted November 15, 2008 11:18 p.m. EST
Updated November 16, 2008 7:30 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— The Silver Alert for a woman missing in Chapel Hill was canceled early Sunday.

An alert was issued for Juanita Anderson Bolch, 70, around 11 p.m. Saturday. She had last been seen in the Dogwood parking deck at UNC Hospital.

The alert was cancelled shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday at the request of the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.