Silver Alert for woman canceled
Posted October 20, 2010 8:51 p.m. EDT
Updated October 21, 2010 11:53 a.m. EDT
Morrisville, N.C. — The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Thursday for a woman who went missing from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Inez Jones, 66, was found safe in Meridian, Miss., airport spokesman Andrew Sawyer said.
Airport police requested the Silver Alert Wednesday evening, saying they thought the might be headed to South Carolina.
Family members were en route to get her Thursday, Sawyer said. He didn’t have any other information about the case.
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 or bipolar disorder.
It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.