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News Release

Sunday, April 3, 2005

Media Relations

Adult Missing Person

UPDATE: On Wednesday, April 6, 2005, Betty Banks was located

Los Angeles: The family of Betty Jean Banks and the Los Angeles Police Department request the public's help in finding her.

Betty Banks was last seen on Friday, April 1, 2005, at about 1:15 p.m., at her son's residence located in the 1200 block of West 61st Street in the South Los Angeles area.

Betty Banks is described as a 64 year-old female, African-American, 5'11, 190 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and light complexion. She is missing teeth and was last seen wearing a black and white rose print dress, black pants, black sneakers, green sweater and a wool hat. Banks mental condition is poor and suffers from paranoia and schizophrenia.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Betty Banks is requested to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit at 213-485-5381. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).