UPDATE: Search For 11-Year-Old Kayla Brown Cancelled

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has cancelled a Silver Alert for 11-year-old Kayla Brown at the request of the Durham County Sheriff's Office.

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The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered girl, Kayla Brown.

Officials say citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Brown, who is just 11 years old. WRAL reports Brown has a medical condition.

Anyone with information about Kayla Brown should call the Durham County Sheriff's Office at (919)560-0900.

Officials say Brown is white, weighs 130 pounds, is 5'6", has brown hair, blue eyes and numerous earrings. They say she was last wearing a white, black and grey jacket with a fur-lined hood and blue jeans.

She was reported missing from the Durham School of Arts. Reports indicate she was last seen getting on a bus at a residential area, at the intersection of Genesse and Bramble.

While Amber Alerts are traditionally issued for children and Silver Alerts are traditionally issued for adults, a Silver Alert can be issued for a child who is endangered but does not meet the criteria for an amber alert.

Criteria for a Silver Alert, according to a state website:

The person is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairment- regardless of age.

The person is believed to be missing – regardless of circumstance.

A legal custodian of the missing person has submitted a missing person's report to the local law enforcement agency where the person went missing.

Law enforcement reports the incident to the NC Center for Missing Persons.

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  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Mar 8, 2010 at 09:10 AM
    Wow! So, I just went and checked the WRAL website, and sure enough! They have it posted that she is safe at home! HaHa! Thanks Jethro! I was thinking about like you! The story isn't front page anymore, but you can enter Kayla Brown in the search engine, and it will pull it up.
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Mar 7, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    No, I don't. (Thank God) No animosity intended Sue I was just surprised a female said that. I didn't say she did one thing or the other, I gave possibilities from both sides and I'm sure there are many more possibilities. And what does it say about our society if someone this young can use the system for personal gratification. What's next? Maybe school conspiracies for first graders. This type of thing is exactly why I don't want kids. It's a crazy world out there. I hope that all you parents out there have kids that turn out well. Whose kids will be the next to go bad? Somebody's will.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Mar 7, 2010 at 10:22 AM
    Thank goodness for WRAL. Otherwise, I might think the girl was found face down in a stream. I guess WITN thought there was a gag order.
  • by Sue Location: NC on Mar 6, 2010 at 07:33 PM
    Thank you Cactus! We need to say no more.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 6, 2010 at 04:38 PM
    William, do you have children? A girl this age can be as conniving as any adult, maybe more so.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 6, 2010 at 03:48 PM
    Mad or on a man hunt which is it?
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Mar 6, 2010 at 03:44 PM
    That's surprisingly strong comment from a woman/mother Sue. Maybe the kids do want attention. Maybe the parents just gave 'em a cell phone and said see ya later and forgot or didn't know where they went. Good luck proving a kid this age is this conniving. For humanity's sake let's hope it was just a misunderstanding.
  • by Sue Location: NC on Mar 6, 2010 at 01:40 PM
    This is alot of bulls...! These kids knows exactly what they are doing, disappearing, lurking for attention when there's other situations that needs immediate attention by law enforcements and the public! These kids needs to do community service everytime they disappear thinking it's all fun and games and having their family and the public worry for their safety. To dangerous to be playing these games!
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Mar 6, 2010 at 09:55 AM
    What is up with this mess?.Every Day someone is missing and then the next day HERE we are. I think some of them hide long enough to get on the News.If this is not the case,,,I hope they find her O.K.
  • by TJ on Mar 6, 2010 at 09:51 AM
    WRAL is reporting that she came home around 12:00 today.
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