Search underway for missing Florida woman with Alzheimer's

Deputies in Jacksonville are searching for a missing woman.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, a Silver Alert is active for 61-year-old Melanie Welch. She was last seen on Friday at 2 p.m. She is believed to be driving a red Chevrolet Equinox with Florida tag JWZJ48. 

They say that Welch suffers from Alzheimer's. She is also about five-feet, two-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a tan shirt and tan pants. 

If you know where Welch is or have seen her vehicle since Friday, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email

This story was written in Orlando, Florida.