Silver Alert discontinued for 75-year-old in Brownsville

Authorities canceled the alert at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday.

Silver Alert issued for Maria Rodriguez, 75, in Brownsville, Texas DPS says. (KSAT/Texas Department of Public Safety)

BROWNSVILLE, TexasUpdate: A Silver Alet issued for a 75-year-old Maria Rodriguez has been discontinued.

Texas Department of Public Safety canceled the alert at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday.

Further details are limited at this time.


(Original Story)

A search is underway for a 75-year-old woman last seen in Brownsville on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Maria Rodriguez was last seen around 12:20 p.m. walking in the 1000 Block of West Francis Street.

Police say Rodriguez is diagnosed with cognitive impairment and her disappearance “poses a credible threat to (her) own health and safety.”

Rodriguez is described as being 5 feet 2 inches tall with dark brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark headband, a dark blue floral shirt, white pants, black shoes, and carrying a gray purse with a gold chain strap.

Anyone with information regarding Rodriguez’s whereabouts is asked to call the Brownsville Police Department at 956-548-7000.

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