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Wilson man reported missing

Posted April 15, 2012 12:21 p.m. EDT
Updated April 15, 2012 10:28 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert for Charles "Charlie" Thomas Finn, 52, of Wilson, was canceled Sunday night, authorities said.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued the alert late Sunday morning after Finn went missing from 203 Spruce St. 

It wasn't clear why the alert was canceled or whether Finn was found safe.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies 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.