SHELBY, N.C. -- A Silver Alert has been issued for an endangered 89-year-old woman.

The Shelby Police Department issued the alert Tuesday morning for Gussie Johnson Brown who is believed to be suffering from dementia or another cognitive impairment.

Brown is described as an elderly African American woman who was last seen in a green shirt, faded blue jeans and gray new balance sneakers.

The alert says she stands at 5' 5" and weighs about 175 lbs.

The alert also describes her vehicle as a silver 2008 Cobalt Chevrolet with the license of MSE-8585.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shelby Police Department at 704-484-6845.