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Silver Alert canceled for Pinehurst woman

Authorities were searching Sunday for a missing Pinehurst woman who is believed to have a cognitive impairment.

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PINEHURST, N.C. — Authorities canceled a Silver Alert on Monday after a missing Pinehurst woman was found. Her condition was not released.

Lee Ann Blonsky, 57, went missing from 80 Pinehurst Run. A Silver Alert was issued Sunday night.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered people 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.

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