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Silver Alert for Fayetteville man canceled

Posted August 6, 2012 4:31 p.m. EDT
Updated August 6, 2012 8:58 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled its Silver Alert for a missing man in Fayetteville Monday night.

The alert for James Earl Horton, 60, was canceled shortly before 9 p.m., about five hours after it was issued.

Horton, who is believed to be cognitively impaired, was last seen on Wilson Avenue in Fayetteville.

It wasn't clear why the alert was canceled or whether Horton 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.