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Tewksbury And Lawrence Police Continue Search For "Endangered" Woman; Public's Help Sought

Jan 02, 2019 06:51PM ● By Bill Gilman

Yessenia Roman.has been missing since Dec.14.

(Editor's note: The following information was released by the Tewksbury Police Department.)

Tewksbury Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing endangered person from our community.

 Yessenia Roman, 27, was last seen by staff members at the Tewksbury State Hospital on December 14th.  According to Ms. Roman’s mom (who is her legal guardian), Ms. Roman suffers from mental illness and currently resides as a patient at the Tewksbury State Hospital. Her mom believes she may be off her required medication which would present a danger to her well-being.

Detectives have reason to believe she was in Lawrence after leaving the State Hospital grounds on that date as a transportation service driver indicated he picked her up at the Tewksbury State Hospital and dropped her off in the Union Street area of Lawrence at approximately 6:00 pm on that evening.

She was last seen wearing an olive green jacket and black leggings. She also has connections to Chelsea and Malden. All the area police departments were notified and area hospitals have been checked and no new information has surfaced. Continuous attempts to locate her via her cell phone have proven to be fruitless as the phone has been turned off (with no outgoing calls) since she left the State Hospital grounds on December 14th. 

Any information as to Mr. Roman’s whereabouts would be greatly appreciated and should be reported directly to the Tewksbury Police Department.  Attached are recent photographs of Ms. Roman.   

The Tewksbury Police Department urges any citizens who suspect criminal activity to call the Dispatch Center @ 978-851-7373.  If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Tip Line @ 978-851-0175 or send an email to tewks_detectives@tewksbury-ma.gov .

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