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Silver Alert canceled for Yadkin County man

Posted January 27, 2009 11:22 a.m. EST

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert for Miles Grady Brooks on Tuesday.

The alert was issued for Brooks, 84, of Jonesville on Monday.

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.