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Missing woman who tested positive for COVID-19 located

Posted at 12:29 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 19:09:47-04

UPDATE: Guyton was located and is back at the hospital Thursday evening, according to IMPD.

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A woman who tested positive for COVID-19 is missing after she walked away from IU Methodist Hospital while waiting for her daughter to pick her up.

Police say 67-year-old Tanya Guyton was last seen Wednesday afternoon when she signed herself out of IU Methodist Hospital around 12:30 p.m. and went outside to wait for her daughter to pick her up so she could self-quarantine at home after receiving a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. Police say she walked away before her daughter arrived. She suffers from short term memory.

Guyton is described as a black female, who stands five feet tall and weighs 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing blue legging type pants, a blue and white shirt with flowers, and black shoes. She has short curly hair and has a scar on the left side of her head.

If you have information on her whereabouts, contact the IMPD Missing Persons Unit at 317.327.6160 or call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org [crimetips.org] to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.