Norfolk woman missing since leaving emergency room on Friday, police say

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Penny-Ann Ridley

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk woman without needed mental health medication has been missing since being discharged from a local emergency room, police say. 

Penny-Ann Ridley, 33, was last seen around 7 p.m. Friday night leaving the emergency room at Sentara Princess Anne in Virginia Beach. 

She’s 5 feet 5 inches tall, 140 pounds and has a tattoo on her right arm that reads “Destiny 10-24-09.” She was last seen wearing black tights and tennis shoes. 

Monique Sparrow is Ridley’s cousin. She says she is desperately searching for answers. 

“We’ve been calling her cell phone it’s been going straight to voicemail,” said Sparrow. “Even with her mental health issues, she’s never been gone for days.”

Sparrow says Ridley suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to family members. 

“Without her medicine, she is probably lost, that’s the only thing we can think of as a family,” Sparrow said. “We don’t care who she’s with, why she is with you, we don’t care, we just want her to come home her to family and she needs her medicine.”  

Anyone who’s seen Ridley is asked to contact the department’s non-emergency number at 757-441-5610 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.  You can also submit a tip through the P3Tips mobile app.

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