RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Police are seeking the public's help finding a Riviera Beach woman, who takes medication for narcolepsy and schizophrenia, and has been missing since Friday.
Jillian "Jilly" Anastacia Walsh-Ezzidio, 26, was last seen sometime before 3 a.m. in a community on North Congress Avenue in Riviera Beach, Riviera Beach Police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said in a statement released overnight.
According to the statement, Walsh-Ezzidio is about 5-foot, 5 inches tall, weighs 175 pounds, and has brown eyes and short curly black hair. She also has words tattooed across her shoulder blades.
Without her medicine, Walsh-Ezzidio may appear sleepy and could suffer seizures, the statement said. "She may represent herself as being homeless," Brown said.
Walsh-Ezzidio's mother, Elizabeth Ogundipe, said on Tuesday that her daughter is chatty without her medication and will likely strike up a conversation with anyone she comes across. She said that in the past few weeks, Walsh-Ezzidio had taken a liking to the beach, and would disappear throughout the day to visit Singer Island.
Unbeknownst to Ogundipe, however, Walsh-Ezzidio had stopped taking her medication a few days earlier, which prompted the more outgoing and rash behavior.
When she takes her medication, Walsh-Ezzidio is shy, Ogundipe said.
Walsh-Ezzidio has only been in Palm Beach County since July, her mother said. She added that Walsh-Ezzidio frequents Blue Heron Boulevard.
"Because she's narcoleptic, she's going to (appear) confused," Ogundipe said. "She gets disoriented when she's not taking her medication."
Ogundipe said that Walsh-Ezzidio has no known friends in the area.
Meanwhile, her sister, Mairread Walsh, said that in the days leading up to her disappearance, Walsh-Ezzidio lost her purse - including all forms of identification.
Walsh and Ogundipe are concerned that the longer Walsh-Ezzidio goes without her medication, the harder it's going to be for her to return home.
"She's never done this before," Walsh said.
Walsh-Ezzidio was last seen by the community's security guards, who thought she was exercising when she passed by.
Anyone with information in reference to the person described above is asked to contact Detective Lt. J. Mammino or Detective J. Meyer at (561) 845-4123.
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