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Silver Alert issued for Fayetteville man

Posted October 21, 2008 5:52 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities issued a Silver Alert Tuesday morning for an elderly man from Fayetteville.

Police believe Joseph Furin, 71, is missing and endangered. He suffers from dementia or another cognitive impairment.

Furin was last seen at 1124 Cedar Creek Road in Fayetteville and was headed toward Community Drive.

He was wearing a white T-shirt with blue and white plaid pajama bottoms.

Officers described Furin as a white man, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has medium length gray hair and has brown eyes.

A picture of Furin was not available.

Anyone with information about him should call Det. S. Larson at the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1830.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

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