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Silver Alert issued for Raleigh man

Posted February 17, 2011 8:07 p.m. EST
Updated February 18, 2011 12:37 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert on Thursday evening for a missing Raleigh man.

Walter David Stallings, 50, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Stallings is described a a white man, 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds with medium-length gray hair and blue eyes. He has a long gray beard. 

Stallings was last seen leaving his home on Dice Drive. He was wearing a blue jacket, yellow shirt and jeans. 

Authorities believe he might be headed to the downtown Raleigh area. 

Anyone with information about Stallings' whereabouts should call Raleigh police at 919-829-1911.

Developed in 2007, the 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.