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Silver Alert issued, canceled for Angier man

Posted October 13, 2008 2:54 p.m. EDT
Updated October 13, 2008 3:13 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for an Angier man at 2:48 p.m.

By 2:52 p.m., the alert for Raleigh Williams, 79, of 405 Circle Drive, was canceled.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

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