INDEPENDENCE, MO – The Independence Police Department issued an Endangered Silver Advisory from 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

A white female, Ruth M. Peterson, 71, was last seen at 3927 South Grant Avenue in Independence. She is described as 5 feet 6 inches, 115 pounds, grey hair, blue eyes, last seen wearing a dark purple jacket with a floral design, a white shirt with the word “LOVE” printed on the front, and blue jeans.

Ruth is missing teeth and wears glasses. According to police, Peterson left her residence on foot in the early morning Monday. She suffers from dementia, which is not treated, and her direction of travel is unknown.

Anyone with information as to Peterson’s whereabouts, should immediately dial 911 or call Independence Police Department at 816-325-7258.