A Silver Alert was issued Friday morning for a 68-year-old woman who suffers from dementia, needs medication and was last seen in the unincorporated West Athens area near South Los Angeles.

Deborah Cox was last seen in the 1400 block of West 125th Street, near Normandie Avenue, about 1 p.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued the alert on behalf of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Cox may be in the USC/Exposition Park area, the department said.

Cox is Black, 5 feet 9, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was believed to be wearing a black turtleneck, beige pants and gray and lime green tennis shoes, the LASD said.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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