Missing 86-year-old woman in Central Austin found safe

Melba Schwarz (Austin Police Department Photo)
Melba Schwarz (Austin Police Department Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Melba Schwarz, 86, the missing woman last seen walking away from her home in the 500 block of Placid Place at around 12:30 p.m. Monday, has been found safe.

A silver alert was issued in an effort to find Schwarz, who has medical conditions that create a cause for concern.

Police said she could be anywhere in the Burnet Road, Hancock Drive or Northland Drive area. She is described as a white female, 5-foot-4, 150 pounds, with white hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, pants and was carrying a black purse.

Anyone with information on her location was asked to call 911 and/or the Missing Persons Unit at 512-974-5250 (7 a.m.–5 p.m.)

 

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