Silver Alert ends with man found dead

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says a Silver Alert issued last night ended when the man they were looking for was found dead.

Investigators say the Leland Police Department issued a Silver Alert for Louis Reda last night. His body was found in his vehicle just outside of the Leland town limits later in the evening.

An investigation continues. No foul play is suspected.

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Are there any other colors of alerts?

What is a silver alert?

Except for senior citizens, and mostly used for those with dementia or Alzheimers disease.

A Silver Alert is a public notification system that broadcasts information about seniors with Alzheimer's, dementia or other mental disabilities, to help in their safe return.

A Silver Alert is to let the public know that an elderly person is missing.

Each state varies in their criteria involving a missing loved one who may qualify for a Silver Alert. It is not only for elderly, in many states, but also for those who have cognitive disorders or disabilities such as developmentally delayed, autism, stroke patients, etc. So in fact it can be anyone over the age of 18 that may qualify for the Silver Alert who goes missing and has met the criteria. Here is more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Alert#Activation_criteria

Like an amber alert is for missing children, a silver alert is for older adults or people with mental disabilities such as Alzheimer or dementia.