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Silver Alert for Raleigh teen canceled

Posted October 14, 2009 9:56 p.m. EDT
Updated October 15, 2009 1:25 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Thursday for an 18-year-old reported missing Wednesday.

Raleigh police requested the alert for Jonathan William Mosher after he left his home in Raleigh Wednesay night. He takes daily medication for an undisclosed cognitive impairment, and authorities were concerned he was without it.

The Center for Missing Persons does not provide information about the subject of a Silver Alert when it is canceled. Raleigh police could not be immediately reached Thursday.

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.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.