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Silver Alert issued for 18-year-old Fayetteville girl

Posted September 22, 2012 3:10 p.m. EDT
Updated September 22, 2012 4:25 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police were searching Saturday for an 18-year-old girl who is believed to cognitively impaired. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Brittany Nicole Ray around 3 p.m. Fayetteville police said Ray suffers from Bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder. 

Authorities say Ray was last seen Friday around 8 p.m. on Middleton Court in Fayetteville. She was wearing black and red wind breaker, black leggings and black tennis shoes with red and purple accents. 

Ray is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 290 pounds. 

Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call the Fayetteville Police Department. 

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.

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