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Silver Alert for Raleigh man, 23, canceled

Posted September 16, 2012 7:42 a.m. EDT
Updated September 16, 2012 12:32 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Raleigh police suspended their search Sunday for a 23-year-old man who is believed to be cognitively impaired.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Ray Williams Jr. shortly after 7 a.m. The alert was canceled a little more than five hours later.

It wasn't clear whether Williams was found safe or why the alert was canceled.

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.