UPDATE: Missing 88-year-old Milwaukee woman found safe

Updated: 8:35 p.m. on August 8, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police say Virginia Sykes has been safely located.


Posted: 7:29 p.m. on August 7, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 88-year-old Milwaukee woman.

Virginia Sykes walked away from her residence near 39th and Burleigh. She was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday wearing a black long sleeve shirt, gray sweatpants, and Sketcher shoes. Sykes was wearing her hair in two french braids.

Officials say Sykes has trouble walking and can only walk about a half block before needing to rest. 

She is described as a black female standing 4'11" tall, weighing around 175 pounds, with brown and gray hair and brown eyes.

Authorities say Sykes is believed to have dementia or another cognitive impairment.

Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement at (414) 935-7405.

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