Subject of Silver Alert in Mesa has been located

Dec 28, 2020, 7:41 AM | Updated: 10:42 am

Christine Althoff (Photo via Mesa Police Department)...

Christine Althoff (Photo via Mesa Police Department)

(Photo via Mesa Police Department)

PHOENIX – The woman who was the subject of a Silver Alert in Mesa on Sunday night has been located, authorities said.

Christine Althoff, 67, who has schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, was found safe, the Mesa Police Department said Monday.

Althoff is 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She wears glasses and was last seen dressed in a gray shirt and pants.

It was unknown whether she had her medication with her or when she last took it, police said.

Althoff had contact with police around 5 a.m. Sunday, before the Silver Alert was issued, but she declined assistance.

She’d told neighbors somebody was after with an axe, according to police.

Her last contact with her family had been on Dec. 24.

She drives a silver 2011 Hyundai Elantra with Arizona plates CSR8263.

Anybody with information about Althoff’s whereabouts was asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211.

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Subject of Silver Alert in Mesa has been located