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Silver Alert for Edgecombe woman canceled

Posted March 10, 2012 11:24 p.m. EST
Updated March 11, 2012 1:07 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Edgecombe County woman early Sunday afternoon.

It wasn't immediately clear if  Peggy Edwards Eason had been found. The alert for her was issued Saturday night.

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.