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Silver Alert for Hope Mills teen canceled

Posted September 30, 2012 8:35 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert Sunday for a missing Hope Mills teen who was last seen at a home in Parkton.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Makayla Rose Macedo, 16, on Sept. 19. She is believed to be cognitively impaired.

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