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March 22, 2012

Silver Alert Success Story: 2 North Carolina seniors found in Virginia

by silveralertbill

On March 18, 2012, a Silver Alert was issued for Major Michelangelo Boyd and Joseph Alexander Boyd. The two men went missing in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, and were later found safe 120 miles away in Emporia, Virginia.

From the news story on WRAL-TV:

Major Michelangelo Boyd, 73, and Joseph Alexander Boyd, 69, were reported missing from a house at 1921 Beckwood Court early Sunday morning.

The Silver Alert was issued shortly after noon canceled about three hours later when both men were found safe. They had gotten lost while trying to driving to Raleigh and wound up in Emporia, Va., police said.

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.

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