TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Authorities have issued a Florida Purple Alert for a woman who went missing in Tampa Tuesday morning.
Police said Maria Rios-Rodriguez, 68, was last seen at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 8700 block of Larkhall Place.
Police said Rios-Rodriguez is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has gray hair and wears prescription glasses.
She only speaks Spanish.
Police said she doesn’t have a vehicle and is likely walking on foot. Her family is concerned for her safety.
A Purple Alert is issued when the missing subject suffers from a mental or cognitive disability that is not Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related disorder or dementia-related.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130 and reference case #22-483980.