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Authorities cancel Silver Alert issued for Cary man

Posted October 19, 2012 6:11 p.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2012 3:42 p.m. EDT

— Cary police on Saturday suspended their search for a 74-year-old man who went missing Friday evening. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled its Silver Alert for Clementine "Bean" Lyons, 74, about 2 p.m. 

It wasn't clear if Lyons had been found safe.

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.