Erika Lopez Missing in California: Family Says She Stopped Taking Medicine
Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm
|Erika's family says she stopped taking her schizophrenia medicine before she disappeared|
Her family says she recently stopped taking her medicine, which is not uncommon for schizophrenics. They come to believe they'll be fine without it, but its absence only produces a confused, manic state.
And that has Erika's relatives worried, since she hasn't been seen since August 24. (See a Facebook page devoted to finding her.)
At the moment, there's no suggestion of foul play. The problem is that if Erika isn't in her right mind, foul play could find her very quickly. She's a small woman, weighing only 95 pounds at 4-feet-11. She was last seen wearing a pink sweatshirt and white sweatpants.
See our last story from the Missing Person file: Robyn Gardner Missing in Aruba; Boyfriend Claims She Was Swept Out to Sea.