Austin police are looking for an elderly woman who went missing early Monday afternoon.

According to the Austin Police Department, Melba Schwarz, 86, was last seen leaving her home in the 5000 block of Placid Place on foot at around 12:30 p.m. She was then reported missing at 1:30 p.m.

Police believe she could be anywhere in the Burnet Road, Hancock Drive and Northland Drive area.

Schwarz -- who was last seen wearing a black shirt, pants and a black purse -- is described as standing 5-feet 4-inches, weighing 150 pounds and having white hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Missing Persons Unit at 512-974-5250.