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Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Family Hoping for Clue to Find Missing Mother

Los Angeles: A missing person’s family and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for help from the public, in finding 41-year-old Channa Kingcade, who has been missing for over two weeks.

Channa was last seen on April 1, 2009, at around 1:30 p.m. at Century Boulevard and Beach Street in the Southeast Area of Los Angeles.  Channa is the mother of a 14-year-old daughter and the family is very concerned for her well being, because it is completely out of character for her to leave for this length of time without making contact with someone in the family.

Channa is described as a 41-year-old Black woman, black hair, brown eyes, 5 ft. 11 in. tall, and 140 lbs.  She was last seen wearing a cream colored sweatshirt and pants with a black cap on her head.  Channa also has “#1 Mom” tattooed on her wrist.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Channa, please contact LAPD’s Missing Person’s Unit, Detective Kristin Merrill 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, www.lapdonline.org.  All tips may remain anonymous.  

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