Wanda Marsha Mays
Mays, approximately 2012
Date and time person was reported missing : 12/10/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Manhattan, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 57 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 135 - 165 pounds
Medical conditions : Mays suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and requires medication to control her conditions. She had stopped taking her medication prior to her disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Mays has a black spot in the sclera of her left eye. Her hair is styled in unkempt braids. She has bad knees and ankles and may use a cane or walker to get around.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mays was last seen at a McDonald's restaurant in the Times Square area in the New York City borough of Manhattan on December 10, 2012. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
New York Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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