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Silver Alert canceled; Halifax County man found dead

Posted June 5, 2008 4:01 p.m. EDT
Updated June 5, 2008 4:54 p.m. EDT

— A silver alert was canceled Thursday afternoon for a missing Halifax County man after his body was found.

Larry Junior Powell was reported missing Wednesday after he was last seen riding a black bike on Denton Road in Enfield.

His body was discovered at 3:02 p.m. in a ditch along the Dennis Street extension, just outside Enfield. His cause of death was not immediately released.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly 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.