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Silver Alert issued for Raleigh teen

Posted November 5, 2012 9:58 p.m. EST
Updated November 6, 2012 7:19 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Monday night for a Raleigh teen who is considered missing and endangered.

Ameia Clark, 14, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. She was last seen in the 2600 block of Rock Quarry Road, near Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.

Clark is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 170 pounds. She has medium-length brown hair and brown eyes, and she was wearing a black T-shirt, gray sweatpants, gray Nike sneakers and a gray jacket and was carrying a white leather handbag.

Anyone with information about Clark is asked to call 911 or the Raleigh Police Department at 919-829-1911.

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