The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department sent out word on Wednesday, Nov. 16, that it wants area residents to be on the lookout for a woman they describe as an “endangered missing person” with cognitive issues.

The search for Keirstin Shiann Williams (pictured above) began on Saturday, Nov. 12. Just before 9 p.m., deputies from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department responded to a concern at 1698 Alamance Church Road in Greensboro, where they were informed Williams was missing.

According to the Sheriff’s Dept., she was last seen on that Saturday at about 5:30 p.m. at that Alamance Church Road address.

Williams is a 19-year-old white female who is 5’6” tall and weighs about 270 pounds. She has short brown hair, brown eyes – and she was dressed in a blue hoodie sweatshirt, grey sweatpants and a black choker necklace at the time of her disappearance. She was also wearing black and white converse shoes.

Adding to the concern in this missing person case is that Williams is said to have “cognitive impairments which may affect her judgment.”

The search currently covers large sections of the state. The November 16 statement from the department reads, “At this time, it is believed Keirstin Shiann Williams may be in the area of Greensboro, High Point, Mooresville, Kannapolis or Charlotte.”

A “Silver Alert” for Williams has also been issued. That’s a broadcast of information about missing persons which is usually used in the cases of elderly people who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other cognitive challenges.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is being asked to call Guilford County Sheriff’s Department Detective J. Robertson at 336-641-5969.

Those with information about William’s whereabouts can also contact Guilford County Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.