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Silver Alert issued for Durham man

Posted March 29, 2011 1:55 p.m. EDT
Updated March 29, 2011 2:01 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on Tuesday afternoon for a missing Durham man.

Pythoon Anthony "Tony" Taylor, 34, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Taylor is described as a black man, 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds with medium length black hair and brown eyes. 

He was last seen at a home on Stoney Creek Circle. 

Authorities believe he is traveling in a 2004 gold Pontiac Grand Am with North Carolina tag number SZL-1121.

Anyone with information about Taylor's whereabouts should call Durham Police at 919-560-0900.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments.

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