LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Authorities are searching for a mentally disabled woman who checked herself out of the hospital and hasn't been seen since.
Lawrenceville police said Anastacia “Stacy” Sircle, 40, was last seen on Monday. Family members said she suffers from a number of health issues including, but not limited to, manic bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.
She's now been without medicine for 48 hours.
Investigators said Sircle was in group therapy Monday morning when she said she was having a seizure. She was rushed by ambulance to Gwinnett Medical Center and sometime later that day, she checked herself out of the hospital.
Lawrenceville police released surveillance photos of Sircle walking down a corridor of the hospital. Police said she is likely still wearing the bright pink top shirt and blue jeans that she was wearing in the hospital. She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
Her mother Shannon Kinikles is desperately pleading for anyone who has seen her daughter to call 911. According to Kinikles, her daughter is trusting of strangers and she fears someone will take advantage of that trait.
“Her brain capacity is around a 12- to 14- year-old and the decision making skills just aren't there,” said Kinikles.
Kinikles said she feels helpless knowing her daughter is roaming the streets with no food, money or medication. But she's holding on to hope that someone will recognize her from the photos.
“If you see Stacy, call 911. She's a good girl, if you say her name, she'll look at you and smile,” said Kinikles.
Anyone who sees Sircle is asked to call 911 or the Lawrenceville Police Department at 770-963-2443.