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Silver Alert for Bladen County woman canceled

Posted July 23, 2009 11:11 p.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2009 10:32 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert for a missing 86-year-old Blandenboro woman was canceled Friday morning.

Bladen County authorities haven't given details of how Susie Freeman Monroe was found. The Silver Alert for Monroe went out late Thursday.

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.