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Silver Alert issued for Whiteville man

Posted December 2, 2008 11:07 a.m. EST
Updated December 2, 2008 4:05 p.m. EST

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Albert Leon Dawsey of Whiteville.

Dawsey, 79, was last seen at 104B Jones Place in Whiteville. He may be driving a 1998 tan Saturn with North Carolina license plate WVP6574.

Dawsey is white, with short gray hair and hazel eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds.

Anyone with information about Dawsey should call Whiteville Police at 910-642-5111.

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.