UPDATE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said 68-year-old Barbara Jean Brooks was found safe and is being reunited with her family.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are asking the public for help finding a missing woman.

Barbara Jean Brooks, 68, was last seen Tuesday around 1:30 p.m.

Authorities say she walked away from her home, located on the 1100 block of Clanton Road and hasn't been seen since.

"Brooks suffers from cognitive issues and may be disoriented," CMPD says.

Brooks is described as a black elderly female, weighing about 100lbs and standing at 5'3". She has brown hair.

If anyone comes into contact with Brooks, please call 911 or Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.