CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police are searching for a 43-year-old western Pennsylvania woman who received kidney and pancreas transplants last year, but hasn’t been seen since Saturday.


Canonsburg police say they consider Murphy Jane Hickerson an “endangered missing person” because she may not have her anti-rejection drugs, and because of her health overall.

Hickerson’s family says she has been depressed because of her medical problems and had mentioned visiting a cousin in New York City, but they’ve been unable to locate the woman since she and her car were last seen about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The woman’s mother, Dolores Hickerson, says her daughter has “not been robust the last few months. She’s has had more bad days than good days.” Hickerson moved in with her mother about 12 years ago because of diabetes-related health problems.


Please help us find Murphy Jane Hickerson who went missing from her home, 219 Hutchinson Avenue, Canonsburg, PA. 15317 on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Murphy is an African American woman, 43 years old, 5′ 7″ tall and weighs 139 lbs. She is a double organ transplant recipient who requires daily medications to sustain her life and well-being. At the present time, she may be without her necessary meds.

Her car, a Honda 2009 CRV, metallic taupe in color, and bearing the license plate number, HDZ 1217, has also been missing for the same length of time.

If anyone has seen or communicated with Murphy on or since Saturday, April 28th, please call or text her sister, Tanya Sexton, at 617-595-8890 or call her mother, Dolores Hickerson, at 724-746-1603.

Thank you in advance, for your cooperation and help in this urgent matter.

The Family of Murphy Hickerson

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