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Silver Alert issued for missing Henderson man

Posted February 28, 2010 11:37 p.m. EST
Updated March 1, 2010 4:52 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on Sunday for a missing Vance County man.

Lemdine McGhee, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was reported missing from a home at 1505 Vicksboro Road in Henderson.

Th 43-year-old black man is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has short, black and gray hair and brown eyes.

McGhee was last seen wearing a tan jacket, gray scarf, blue shirt over a burgundy shirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about McGhee should call Sgt. Shearin at the Vance County Sheriff's Office at 252-492-0202.

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.