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Silver Alert issued for missing Fayetteville woman

Posted August 7, 2010 7:06 a.m. EDT
Updated August 7, 2010 3:49 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Fayetteville police are searching for a missing 59-year-old woman who has a cognitive impairment.

A Silver Alert was issued early Saturday for Edna Sinclair Ropper.

Ropper was last seen at 4110 S. Dowfield Drive. Authorities did not know where she might be headed.

She is described as a black woman, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. She wears a shoulder-length, black and gold wig and has brown eyes. She has a scar at the base of her neck.

A photo of Ropper was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1830.

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.