SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Family members are desperately searching for a relative who disappeared from a Southfield group home.

Police say 53-year-old Ella Michelle Andrews went missing five days ago from the facility on Pebblebook Street near 11 Mile Road.

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WWJ’s Vickie Thomas spoke with her daughter, Antoinette Simpson, who said they’ve been combing the area, searching for Andrews;

“She suffers from depression and she may have early stages of Alzheimer’s or Dementia,” Simpson said. “She’s missed her medication since Wednesday. I’m not sure about her state of mind.”

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Andrews is a black female with a medium complexion, about 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing approximately 170 lbs. She has brown eyes and short, salt and pepper, straight hair. She was last seen wearing black gym shoes and a tan-colored coat with a fur collar.

According to witnesses, she has possibly been recently seen in the area of 11 Mile and Inkster and in the area of 11 Mile and Middlebelt in the city of Farmington H

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Anyone with any information regarding this missing person is asked to contact the Southfield Police Department at (248) 796-5500.

Ella Michelle Andrews (Family photo)

Ella Michelle Andrews (Family photo)