CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A missing elderly woman from Charlotte who was last known to be in Gastonia was found alive after an eight-hour search, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

According to CMPD, 76-year-old Tin Nguyen was dropped off by a taxi at a gas station in the 1600 block of Bessemer City Road in Gastonia around 10:30 a.m. Investigators previously said she was last seen near her home on Wilson Glen Drive around noon Wednesday.

A K9 unit was dispatched to the woods near the gas station and Nguyen was found alive and transported by ambulance to receive medical attention.

A Silver Alert had been issued for Nguyen Wednesday evening, after it was believed she has memory issues and suffers from Parkinson's disease, according to CMPD.