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Silver Alert for Cary man canceled

Posted August 11, 2012 1:24 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled its Silver Alert for a 32-year-old Cary man who is believed to be cognitively impaired.

The alert was issued for Hannibal Henry Houze on July 8.

It wasn't clear why the alert was canceled or whether Houze has been found safe.

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