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Silver Alert issued for Lexington man

Posted June 19, 2010 5:43 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 88-year-old Lexington man who is believed to have a cognitive impairment.

James William Carpenter was last seen at 113 Mendota Ave., police said. He is believed to be driving a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu with N.C. license plate WW12799. His direction of travel and destination were unknown.

Carpenter is described as a white man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and short, gray hair.

Anyone with information on Carpenter's whereabouts should call the Lexington Police Department at 336-243-3302.

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.