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Silver Alert issued for missing Cary woman, 47

Posted October 20, 2010 5:45 a.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2010 6:34 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert early Wednesday for a missing, endangered Cary woman, Cathy Rummage Burris, 47.

She is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Burris was last seen at 803 Carpenter Glenn Drive, and authorities believe she may be headed to Albemarle in a gold 2008 Saturn Vue with N.C. license plate YTH-1318.

Burris is 5 feet 2 inches, weighs 115 pounds and has blonde, shoulder-length hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information about her should call Detective Humphries at the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that 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.