Friends and family of a missing 19-year-old Placerville woman they say is off her psychiatric medications, scared and without a phone or wallet are asking for the public's help in finding her.
Lomax, a University of California, Davis, freshman studying biology, was last seen Tuesday afternoon at an out-patient facility on Howe Avenue. She left on her own will, said Julie Warren, a friend of the Lomax family.
Lomax's friends and family say she had a breakdown while studying for finals and spent 10 days in a treatment facility, where she received medication and was making progress, Warren said.
Lomax was upgraded to out-patient services but fled after the first day.
"Of course it was scary for her, and because she's not in a normal mental state. She has fear that we're out to get her," Warren said.
Warren said Lomax's family has not been able to sleep since she went missing but that they are working hard to find her. Some family and friends have been camped out at the Loaves and Fishes shelter, where she was reported to have been seen Wednesday, Warren said. She also has been seen on Del Paso Boulevard.
"She's a brilliant, bright young woman, a 4.5 (grade point average) student," Warren said. "It's very saddening."
Lomax is described as 5-feet, 2-inches tall and weighing 100 pounds. She has long, curly blonde hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. She was last seen wearing green pants, a dark blue sweatshirt and flip-flops.
Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos said Lomax is considered at risk because her behavior is not normal for her. However, he said there are no indications so far that a crime has occurred.
Anyone who has information about Lomax's whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.