CHEROKEE COUNTY, NC. (WRCB)-- The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a missing woman.

Ashley Rose Hansen, age 26, of Andrews, North Carolina was last seen exiting the parking-lot of Wal-Mart in Murphy on August 20th at around 11:30 PM.

Hansen had sent a text message to a friend around the same time, which was the last communication anyone had with her.

Surveillance video shows Hansen leaving the lot in her car traveling east towards Andrews.

Hansen is described as a white female, 5'8" tall, weighing 200 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair.

She was wearing a lavender t-shirt, blue jeans, and carrying a yellow cloth purse. 

Hansen was driving a black 1998 Dodge Avenger bearing a North Carolina license plate, STW4298.     

Numerous friends and associates have been questioned, and routes that might have been used by Hansen have been searched.

Anyone with information on Hansen's whereabouts is asked to immediately contact 911 and report the information.