Phoenix family searches for missing woman, Esther Graham

PHOENIX - A Valley family is asking for the public's help to locate a 29-year-old woman who's been missing since last month.

Esther Graham was last seen January 28 wearing a black shirt and pants and riding a blue Murray bicycle with fenders.

Family members say she may also be on foot.

On Saturday, family and friends passed out fliers from North Phoenix near Happy Valley Road south to the Encanto district, hoping to find someone who may have seen Graham.

Graham has been diagnosed with schizoaffective and bipolar disorders and is without her medication.

Her mother, Careylinda Connelly, told ABC15 Graham has been hearing voices causing her to harm herself.

Connelly showed ABC15 a video where Graham explains the voices told her to burn herself.

"It was to ward off evil spirits mom. It was not a constant burn, it was a tap of a burn. I did it a thousand times," Graham explains in the video.

Most recently, Graham's family received tips she may have been seen at "Martha's Kitchen," a feeding place for the homeless.

"It encouraged me, I know she's still alive and I just need to find her and try to get her help and treatment. You have to focus on hope," Connelly said.

If you've seen Graham, you're are urged to call Phoenix Police.

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