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News Release

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Media Relations

Family Needs Help Finding Missing Person


Deeann Haas was found dead on April 18, 2009.  Haas is not a victim of a crime and detectives ruled the death as a suicide.

Los Angeles:
A missing person’s family member and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public’s assistance in locating 52-year-old Deeann Haas who has been missing since the evening of April 9, 2009.

The family member described Haas as having a diminished mental capacity and is also diagnosed as bipolar. She was last seen around 11:30 p.m., wearing a hospital gown and an arm bracelet at California Hospital in downtown Los Angeles.  Her family is concerned since Haas is relatively new to the area and may be lost.  She is able to remember her name, but may not disclose that information to others.      

Haas is a White female.  She stands about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 120-135 pounds.  She has dark brown hair and brown eyes.    

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Haas, please contact LAPD’s Missing Person’s Unit at 213-485-5381. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website,  All tips may remain anonymous.