Houston police are searching for an elderly woman reported missing from the Heights on Tuesday morning.
According to a Wednesday news release from the Houston Police Department, 70-year-old Cynthia Gay Whitaker was last seen at her home in the 1100 block of Herkimer Street around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Whitaker, who is African American, is described as 5-foot-6 and approximately 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Police say she was last seen wearing dark-colored clothing and a white hat. She also has reportedly been diagnosed with dementia, according to HPD.
Anyone with information about Whitaker’s potential whereabouts is encouraged to call HPD’s patrol division at 713-884-3131 or its missing persons division at 832-394-1840.