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Silver Alert for Hendersonville man canceled

Posted January 15, 2011 9:09 p.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2011 10:38 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for Robert Louis Geitter, 84, who had last been seen in Hendersonville Saturday.

It wasn't clear Sunday morning if Geitter had been found.

Developed in 2007, the 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.