UPDATED (10/5/16 - 6:45pm): Mrs. Lawasa Thomas has been located safe and unharmed thank to our media partners and their outreach.  A passerby who had seen the story spotted her in Lufkin and waited with her while calling Lufkin PD.  Mrs. Thomas has been reunited with her family. 

The Department is asking for the public's help in locating an elderly woman reported missing by her family earlier this afternoon.

Lawasa Thomas, 92, of Lufkin, was reported missing by her grandson from her home at 3502 S. Chestnut St. around 3:30 p.m. today.

He told an officer that he stopped to visit her and noticed that the shrubs outside had been freshly trimmed and her car - a  green, 2005 Chrysler 300, Texas license plate number 2LBXC - was gone. He then found her walker, which she relies on to get around, left behind as if she had gotten in on the passenger side of her vehicle.

If you have any information on her whereabouts or see this vehicle, call our non-emergency number at 936-633-0356.