Silver Alert cancelled for Carrboro man

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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CARRBORO N.C. (WTVD) -- A Silver Alert has been cancelled for a Carrboro man who went missing Saturday.

Carrboro police said 64-year-old Sammy Lee Burton, who had been been missing from the Crescent Green assisted living home off of Jones Ferry Road since Saturday, was found in Durham on Thursday.

Burton was seen in a wooded area, and Durham County EMS took him to the Durham VA Hospital for evaluation.

Read more: Carrboro family looking for missing loved one since Saturday

His niece, Lisa Cooper, says Burton has dementia, diabetes, and bipolar disorder. He needs medication to keep his head clear and insulin for his diabetes.

Cooper says her uncle was seeking treatment at the Durham VA after grieving the loss of a close friend and was due to be released from their care before he went missing.

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