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Authorities cancel Silver Alert for missing Wilson man

Posted January 15, 2013 11:19 p.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2013 5:17 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— Wilson police called off their search Wednesday for a 52-year-old man who went missing from a home on Garner Street. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert for Donald Earl Bowers about 12:45 a.m., two hours after it had been issued. 

No other details were immediately available.

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.