Detroit police search for missing woman, 32, with mental illness

Erica Hayes last seen Wednesday afternoon, police say

Erica Hayes (photo courtesy of the Detroit Police Department)
Erica Hayes (photo courtesy of the Detroit Police Department) (Detroit Police Department)

DETROIT – Detroit police are asking for the public's help finding a missing 32-year-old woman with a mental illness.

Police said Erica Hayes was last seen around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Hayes was attending church in the 20000 block of West Seven Mile Road. Police said she stepped outside to have a cigarette and never returned.

Hayes is in good physical condition, but suffers from mental illness, police said.

Hayes is described by police as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair with two French braids parted in the middle. Police said she also has a tattoo across her back and a tattoo of a tiger on her left breast.

Hayes was last seen wearing a yellow hat, light pink leather jacket, faded blue jeans, tall black laced leather boots, purple mittens and was carrying a tan vinyl purse, police said.

Anyone who has seen Hayes or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department's Eighth Precinct at 313-596-5800 or 313-596-5840.