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Silver Alert issued for 50-year-old Raleigh man

Posted May 11, 2012 5:50 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are looking for a 50-year-old cognitively impaired man who went missing from a home in north Raleigh Thursday night. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Henry Dumpson at 11:53 p.m. after he went missing from a home at 7320 Bentley Wood Ln.  

Dumpson stands 5-feet-9 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds, has short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. 

Authorities said Dumpson could be traveling to a homeless shelter in New York or Clinton, N.C. 

Anyone with information about Dumpson's whereabouts should call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-829-1911. 

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.