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Silver Alert for Durham man canceled

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for James Ernest Coley, 55, of Durham.

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James Ernest Coley, silver alert 9/5/09
DURHAM, N.C. — Authorities canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Durham man Monday morning.

James Ernest Coley, 55, had been reported missing Friday. He had last been seen Sept. 2 at his residence on North Elizabeth Street.

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.

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