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Missing Portsmouth woman found safe and unharmed

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Posted at 7:40 PM, May 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-14 23:58:42-04

Update: Detectives have located Phyllis F. Askew safe and unharmed.  

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Portsmouth Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman.

Phyllis Askew (Photo: Portsmouth Police)

Phyllis Askew (Photo: Portsmouth Police)

Phyllis F. Askew, 57, was last seen Thursday at her home in the 1700 block of Richmond Ave.

Police say they are concerned for her well being because she suffers from a medical condition requiring medication, which she does not have with her.

Askew is described as a black female with brown eyes and afro style hair that was just dyed blonde.  She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a pink sweater with a white t-shirt underneath and was carrying a walking cane.

Anyone with information about Askew is asked to call the Portsmouth Police Department at 757-393-5300 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.