Roanoke Rapids, N.C. — The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Monday evening for a 32-year-old Roanoke Rapids woman who is believed to be cognitively impaired.
Olia Cornelia Voorhees was last seen at 181 Radar Circle, authorities said. She was wearing a black jacket, white knit pants and brown shoes.
She is believed to be traveling with her 7-year-old daughter, who was last seen wearing a purple coat, purple leopard-print tennis shoes and jeans.
The pair might be headed to Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Ocala, Fla., or New York City, and might be traveling in a 2004 silver Hyundai Tiburon with North Carolina license tag AMD-7454, authorities said.
Voorhees is black, with short, brown hair and brown eyes. She stand 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 252-533-2810.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.
It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.