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Silver Alert issued for Raleigh man, 61

Posted June 11, 2011 9:27 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert early Saturday for a missing endangered Wake County man, William Hollis Jones, 61.

He is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Jones was last seen at 2001 Trawick Road in Raleigh and could be heading to East Street in Raleigh, according to authorities.

He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and jeans. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 240 pounds and has short black/gray hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about Jones should call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-6911.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify 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.