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Silver Alert for Nashville woman canceled

Posted April 3, 2010 10:56 a.m. EDT

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert for a missing 69-year-old Nashville woman Saturday morning.

Mary Jane Evans was found safe in Danville, Va., her stepson Kenneth Evans said.

Evans had been reported as missing on Thursday morning.

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.