DETROIT (WWJ) – A mentally ill Detroit woman who family members say is off her medication has been missing for two days.

Evande Monroe, 62, was last seen Saturday on the city’s east side, between Warren and Mack near Chalmers. She is described as  5’2′ tall’, 200 pounds with gray hair.

Family members, including her son Christopher Monroe, are asking the public for help in finding her.

“If you see someone who looks like they might be talking to themselves, something like that, it could possibly be my mother,” he told WWJ Newsradio 950. “But anybody that you saw that it seemed like they might not be aware of their surroundings … call the police.”

Monroe said he believes she’s OK and hopes she may have just been taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

“Unfortunately if she’s under a psych evaluation they won’t contact me unless she calls me,” Christopher Monroe said. “So, even if I thought she was at a certain hospital and she was there, they wouldn’t tell me she was there.”

He said he and his uncle watch his mother in the home they all share. They say she left the house without their knowledge.


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