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Silver Alert for Henderson woman canceled

Posted September 24, 2009 9:28 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons on Thursday morning canceled a Silver Alert for a Vance County woman who had been reported missing.

The alert for Natasha Dixon-Parker, 39, of Henderson, was issued around midday Wednesday. There wasn't immediate word on whether Dixon-Parker, who has a cognitive impairment, had been found.

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.