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Lookout issued for woman with history of mental illness

Katherine Ferris

Katherine Ferris

CONYERS — A woman who walked away from her personal care home on Briar Hill Lane near Salem Road Monday is the subject of a lookout issued by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the RCSO, Katherine Ferris, 61, is under state care for mental illness and has a history of assaulting others when not on medication. The RCSO advises caution if contact is made with Ferris.

The missing woman is described as a white female; 5 feet, 5 inches tall; and weighing 200 pounds. She has long brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and white Reebok shoes. She is known to frequent fast-food restaurants, according to the RCSO.

Anyone who has contact with Ferris is asked to contact the RCSO at 770-287-8000 or speak directly with Investigator Marleen Prad at 770-278-8163.