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Silver Alert issued for missing Clayton man

Posted November 16, 2008 10:34 p.m. EST
Updated November 17, 2008 9:01 a.m. EST

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert late Sunday for a missing endangered man.

John Wrenn Cook, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen at 2016 Ridge Drive in Clayton.

He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds and has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Cook, 27, is thought to be wearing blue jeans, a red Texas Steakhouse T-shirt and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Cook should call Lt. Murphy at the Johnston County Sheriff's Office at 919-989-5000.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly 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.