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Silver Alert issued for missing Little Rock woman with schizophrenia

Authorities have activated a Silver Alert for a missing 54-year-old woman from Pulaski County. (Photo: Arkansas State Police)

Authorities have activated a Silver Alert for a missing 54-year-old woman from Pulaski County.

State Police say Joyce Toney was last known to be in the 4300 block of West Markham Street near UAMS hospital around 5:00 p.m. on Monday.

William Shegog, an employee of Empower Healthcare Solutions, a group working with Arkansans with special needs, told authorities Joyce's mother, Johnnie Toney, has mental issues and he is acting on her behalf.

Shegog says Joyce was recently taken to the state hospital and placed on a 72-hour hold. Joyce spoke with her mother once, prior to her release, but has not been heard from since.

According to Shegog, Joyce has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia.

Joyce is described as a black female, 5 feet 3 inches, weighing 181 pounds with straight, black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue dress, jeans, a hat, scarf and multiple coats.

Officials have checked several homeless shelters and warming centers, however, they were unsuccessful in locating Joyce.

If anyone has any information about Joyce's location they are asked to call Little Rock police at (501)3714423

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