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Silver Alert for Wilson man canceled

Posted September 30, 2012 10:12 a.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2012 4:09 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Wilson man who has a cognitive impairment.

The alert for Juan Andres Herrera, 40, was canceled late Sunday afternoon after being issued in the morning. It wasn't clear if Herrera had been found.

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.