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Wake woman, 24, found after Silver Alert

Posted June 20, 2011 6:44 p.m. EDT
Updated June 21, 2011 6:24 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A Wake County woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert Monday was found safe, sheriff's deputies said Tuesday.

The alert was issued for Shimir Blount, 24, after authorities say she went missing Thursday from 2726 Newsome St. in Raleigh. 

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.