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Silver Alert for Wilmington Man Canceled

Posted March 17, 2008 3:05 p.m. EDT

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert for a 25-year-old Wilmington man Monday afternoon.

The Wilmington Police Department requested that the alert be canceled, but did not release details about if Jeremy Thomas Vaden had been found.

The Silver Alert sent Sunday said Vaden had last been seen leaving in a red vehicle with an unidentified person from South 17th Street.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system 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.