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Silver Alert issued for 44-year-old Fayetteville man

Posted January 3, 2013 5:46 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Fayetteville police are searching for a 44-year-old man who went missing from a home in the 1900 block of Harris Street Wednesday. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Jimmy David McClain about 1:20 a.m., saying he is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. 

McClain is white, stands about 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 235 pounds, police said. He has short, brown hair and hazel eyes. When he went missing, he was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a black and white baseball cap and steel-toed boots. 

Police said McClain could have been headed to the 1800 block of Murchison Road in Fayetteville. 

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1830. 

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered people 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.