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Silver Alert for Siler City man canceled

Posted December 18, 2012 9:18 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert for a 37-year-old Siler City man Tuesday.

It wasn't clear whether Todd Joseph Wilkerson was found safe or why the alert was canceled.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Wilkerson around 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 12. 

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.