The Greenville police department requested that the N.C. Center for Missing Persons cancel the alert for James Dennison Matthews.
It was not immediately known if Matthews had been found safely.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.
It allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult as missing.
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