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Silver Alert for Sampson County man canceled

Posted December 24, 2009 11:27 p.m. EST
Updated December 25, 2009 6:49 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons on Friday morning canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Ivanhoe man.

Authorities did not release any information about where Jerome Scotchskee Hardy, 25, was found or what his condition was.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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.