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Silver Alert issued for missing Pittsboro woman

Posted August 11, 2010 7:36 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on Wednesday for a missing Pittsboro woman.

Jennifer Christine Stumpf, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen at 79 Bluff Trail.

The 30-year-old white woman is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds.  She has long brown hair and brown eyes. 

Stumpf was last seen wearing an orange and white striped shirt, blue shorts with a stripe down the sides and flip flops.

Anyone with information on Stumpf's whereabouts should call the Chatham County Sheriff's Office at 919-542-2911.

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.