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Wilson woman reported missing

Posted January 6, 2013 5:53 p.m. EST
Updated January 6, 2013 6:59 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— A 57-year-old Wilson woman with a cognitive impairment has gone missing, authorities said Sunday.

Carolyn Ellis Jones was last seen at 9 a.m. Sunday leaving her home at 1910 Farrior Ave. to go to Parker's Barbecue on U.S. Highway 301 South, police said. A Silver Alert was issued for her Sunday evening.

Jones, who has diabetes and dementia, is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds. She has brown eyes and short, black hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved, green shirt or sweatshirt.

She is driving a dark blue 2000 Honda Passport with North Carolina license plate BCF-6106.

Anyone with information on Jones' whereabouts is asked to call Wilson police Officer D. Stancil at 252-399-2323.

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.