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Silver Alert for Moore man canceled

Posted June 13, 2008 1:52 p.m. EDT
Updated June 15, 2008 7:24 a.m. EDT

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert issued for a 72-year-old Moore County man on Friday afternoon.

The Moore County Sheriff's Office requested that the alert for Charles James Stephens, of Aberdeen, be canceled around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Stephens was found alive, officials said.

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.