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Silver Alert for Durham man canceled

Posted April 9, 2012 10:48 p.m. EDT
Updated April 11, 2012 11:51 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Durham police canceled a Silver Alert Tuesday for August Carl Dessenberger, 45, of Durham, after he was found safe.

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.