Silver Alert for Independence, MO Woman

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Ruth Peterson, 71, of Independence, has been missing since about 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The Independence Police Department has released an Endangered Silver Advisory for Peterson.

Peterson was 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.

Peterson stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds, has blue eyes and wears glasses, according to the Independence Police Department press release.

Peterson suffers from dementia which is not treated. Her direction of travel is unknown.

Police said she left her residence on foot during the early morning hours Monday. Peterson was not discovered missing until her family returned home Monday evening.

Anyone who knows her whereabouts or has information is urged to call 911 immediately or call the Independence Police Department at 816-325-7258.

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