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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A type of "Amber Alert" for missing elderly people is close to final approval at the Arizona legislature.

The state House is set to vote on a bill that creates a "Silver Alert" that would let TV and radio stations know when an elderly person goes missing.

The alert would also appear on electronic freeway signs.

The system would be used to find seniors 65 and older who are in possible danger because of their age, disability or mental capacity.

The legislation is a response to last year's disappearance and death of 86-year-old Mary Black from Cochise County.

She left her home in Saint David and was later found dead near Picacho Peak.

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