UPDATE (1 PM) - Nita Cerna has been found safe at a relative's home in DeRidder.  Thanks to everyone for helping!

The Lufkin Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a woman with early stages of dementia.

According to a release from the Lufkin Police Department, Nita Franks Cerna, 81, was last seen by her daughter around 6:30 p.m. Saturday (4/27) leaving her home at 302 Lee Lane in a white, 2015 Toyota RAV-4 with a disabled TX license plate of 7FWFY.

She is described as 5'4, 180 pounds, gray hair and hazel eyes, last seen wearing orange capri pants, a black and orange paisley top and white flip flops with sparkles on them. She also wears glasses.

After she did not return home for several hours, the family contacted the Department around 12:41 a.m.

Her daughter said Ms. Nita does not have a formal diagnosis, but has been suffering from the early stages of dementia.

She left home a couple of years ago and ended up in Livingston.

Her daughter believes she may have gone to Beauregard Cemetery in Deridder, Louisiana, to visit a son that passed away. Officers and investigators contacted Deridder PD to check the cemetery, but they were unable to locate Ms. Nita.

If spotted, please call 936-633-0356.

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