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Silver Alert issued for woman in Raleigh

Posted November 12, 2012 10:18 a.m. EST

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert early Monday morning for a 50-year-old woman in Raleigh.

Tanya Renay McCants was last seen at 3000 New Bern Ave. in Raleigh, wearing a pink shirt and gray jogging pants. McCants is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has black medium length hair and brown eyes.

McCants is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Anyone with information about McCants' whereabouts is asked to call the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-291-5658.

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.