Authorities searching for missing elderly woman

Maria Iturbe-Cruz, 74, was last seen around 1pm Monday at her Cypress home.

January 31, 2011 7:59:43 PM PST
Harris County authorities are searching for a missing 74-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

Maria Iturbe-Cruz was last seen at 1pm Monday at her home in the 7800 block of Chatham Springs Lane in Cypress. Iturbe-Cruz suffers from Alzheimer's and speaks only Spanish.

She was last seen wearing a brown jacket, black jeans, pink socks and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff department's Missing Person's Unit at 713-755-7427.