WEST (CBSDFW.COM) – The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for a missing 78-year-old man.

Joseph LaVerne Mapes was last seen at around 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning in the 9700 block of Heritage Parkway in West. The senior cititzen has been diagnosed with cognitive impairmant, and authorities believe that his disappearance could pose a threat to his own safety.

Mapes has been described as a white male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and around 170 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes, and was wearing a long-sleeved shirt and tan pants. He was driving a gold-colored 1997 Toyota Camry with the Texas license plate GPY-387.

Officials have released a photograph of Mapes and a picture a similar vehicle.

(credit: McLennan County Sheriff's Office)

(credit: McLennan County Sheriff’s Office)

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this individual is urged to contact the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office at 254-757-5222.

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