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Brownsville family searching for missing elderly woman

Missing Woman Cayetana Hernandez // Family Photo

Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding an 81-year-old woman who went missing in Brownsville.

Family members told Action 4 News that they last saw Cayetana Hernandez on Wednesday afternoon.

Hernandez left her daughter's house off Westland Avenue on the city's northside around 2:45 p.m.

The elderly woman drove off in her grey Buick Century and was headed to Sunrise Mall to pick up a relative.

Family members said Hernandez never made it there and filed a missing persons report with Brownsville police.

Hernandez lives off Tradition Circle is described as an elderly Hispanic female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds with grey hair.

Investigators said her car has Texas license plates W96FXV but the vehicle has not been located.

Family members told Action 4 News that Hernandez does not suffer from any illness.

Local officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued a Silver Alert for Hernandez late Thrusday afternoon.

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