DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – The Decatur Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman.

Violette Lynn Hawkins, 33, was last seen in the area of Britwood Drive in Decatur. It is possible that she is living with a condition that could impair her judgment.

Hawkins is described as a black woman, with black hair and brown eyes. She is about 5’2″ and 290 pounds.

Chris Moore, one of Hawkins’ neighbors said he recalled seeing her as a frequent walker and even offered to give her a ride.

“It’s not the safest of areas, but I still wanted to make sure that she had a chance to be safe and if she was in the vehicle, no one could mess with her,” said Moore,

Moore said he was shocked when he saw Hawkins’ picture labeled as missing in the newspaper.

Violette Lynn Hawkins

“My biggest concern was I knew she was a good person and I didn’t know who would have taken her of why,” Moore said. “This area is very family-friendly everybody knows somebody around the neighborhood.”

Some neighbors along the street say they’d never seen Hawkins before, nor were they even aware of any family living nearby.

“I really hope that she is found,” Moore said. “I pray for the best. Whomever family that she belongs to, I pray for them as well.”

If you have any information regarding her disappearance, please contact DPD at (256) 341-4644 or call 911.